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BP Southern Africa donation boosts the TMNP’s fire fighting capacity

Date: 2009-04-15



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BP Southern Africa, part of the global petroleum company, donated a Bulk Water Tanker to Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). The 11 500-litre tanker will boost the Park’s fire fighting capacity and will be used to replenish the Parks fire fighting vehicles with water, thereby reducing the turn around time when fighting fires.


The TMNP’s current fire fighting resources include 3 Unimogs, 4 x 5000-litre water tankers and a team of trained wildfire firefighters on contract to the Park assisted by the Volunteer Wildfire Services and teams from WoF. The Park also has a close working relationship with the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services.


The TMNP has, during the current fire season, extinguished 55 fires within the Park. The fire season is expected to end during the middle of May.


Inquiries:

Phumeza Mgxashe, Communications Manager, Table Mountain National Park, Tel: (021) 701 8692, Cell: 083 480 1522, e-mail: phumezam@sanparks.org

Philip Prins, Fire & Technical Services Manager, Table Mountain National Park, Tel: (021) 689 7438




 






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