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Emergency work is her passion

She was also one of the group that was deployed to Canada.

A former star firefighter of the Working on Fire (WoF) programme has worked her way to a new career.

According to Gauteng WoF’s communication officer, Mr Parapara Makgahlela, Siphokazi Mboyiya has left the WoF programme to become a basic ambulance assistant with Gauteng Emergency Services in Fochville.
Mboyiya worked at the WoF’s Carletonville base and did her advanced veld and forest firefighting course at Kishugu Training Academy.

Mboyiya, who has since also done the basic ambulance assistant course, is well-equipped to deal with emergencies.

While in the WoF programme, she did first aid, high-angle rescue, fire, and search and rescue courses with West Rand District Municipality’s Training Academy.

Mboyiya also worked in road accident management with West District Municipality, as she believed this would enhance her qualifications, expertise and experience.

“This is a hands-on experience. WoF deployed Siphokazi to the historic 2023 Canada deployment with Mzansi 3. Mboyiya is dedicated and passionate about saving lives,” says Makgahlela.

“It is wonderful and a pleasure to have been part of the WOF Programme. It was a refuge when the chips were down. I used the stipend to acquire these qualifications and a driver’s licence,” explained the jubilant Mboyiya.

She said her task is to help save lives as one of the first responders to accident victims and other patients needing help.

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