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SAAF assists with firefighting in the Northern Cape

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has helped fight fires in the Northern Cape in collaboration with the South African Police Service (SAPS), Agri...

SAAF helicopters help fight Simons Town fire

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South African Air Force Oryx helicopters helped extinguish a fire that broke out in the Simons Town area on Monday. Provincial Disaster Management (PDM) requested...

SAAF helps fight Table Mountain fire

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) provided Oryx helicopters to help fight the Table Mountain fire that began on Sunday 18 April. The fire...

22 Squadron fights Western Cape fires

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Fire season has arrived in the Western Cape and the SA Air Force (SAAF) via its Air Force Base Ysterplaat–based helicopter squadron is contributing...

Unwanted military trucks could become firefighting appliances – proposal

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In what could be seen as out-the-box thinking encouraging longer use of government-owned vehicles a Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentarian proposes using suitable and properly...

Western Cape ready for wildfire season

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As is customary every November, the Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs finalised its firefighting resources in preparation for the worst summer...

SAAF on firefighting duty in Southern Cape

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A SA Air Force (SAAF) Oryx medium transport helicopter again showed its worth this week in a single day of firefighting operations...

22 Squadron douses fire in Camps Bay

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Thick vegetation and a fire fanned by strong winds saw the firefighting abilities of the SA Air Force's (SAAF) 22 Squadron called...

Drone support boosts firefighting efforts

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With fires recently causing a spate of disasters both in SA and globally, modern drones stand to offer multi-faceted support in combating...

Armscor seeking maintenance of SAAF fire trucks in the DRC

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Armscor has issued a tender for the maintenance and repair of South African Air Force (SAAF) fire fighting vehicles in the Democratic...

SAAF helos deliver over 700 000 litres of water onto Cape...

Three SA Air Force (SAAF) helicopters deployed to assist with emergency firefighting and rescue operations in parts of the Western Cape had...

Defence Force assisting with firefighting and evacuation in weather-ravaged Western Cape

The South African military has made three helicopters available with immediate effect to assist in firefighting, evacuation and general disaster management on...

Cape helicopter squadron rises to the fire challenge

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January has been a challenging month for the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) Cape-based 22 Squadron as they have been called in...

SAAF Oryxes log just on 94 firefighting hours in 11 days

The SA Air Force, in the form of AFB Ysterplaat-based 22 Squadron, was a latecomer to the fires which ravaged parts of...

Navy battles Cape mountain fires

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Sailors from the maritime branch of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) have been doing battle against raging mountain fires threating...

SAAF assisting with firefighting in Western Cape

The SA Air Force (SAAF), in the form of AFB Ysterplaat-based 22 Squadron, is again assisting with firefighting operations in the Western...

Air Force and Navy part of Western Cape firefighting effort

The South African Air Force and Navy provided much-needed assistance during last week's devastating fires in the Western Cape. Also in on...

Western Cape legislature hears “no SAAF helos for firefighting”

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With fire season looming in the Western Cape, it appears that the SA Air Force (SAAF) cannot make helicopters available to assist...

Wildfires vs. Predator

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No this is not about a new Hollywood blockbuster involving ugly and cruel creatures fighting each other. This is rather about shedding...

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