Fearless Team Drakenstein Sizzles in Toughest Firefighter Alive SA Competition

The fearless Drakenstein Fire and Rescue Services team of eight rose to the occasion, showcasing their strength, resolve, and teamwork. Vars spoke to team captain Jaco Stander about what drives them to be this dedicated, hardworking, and competitive. “Our team already started preparing for this contest early in the year. I’m so proud of the team, who used every available opportunity to train – both during their shifts and after hours,” he says.

Almost 250 professional firefighters, hailing from all corners of South Africa, gathered in Mossel Bay last month to put their skills to the ultimate test in the 8th Toughest Firefighter Alive Competition SA (TFA) . Uniting the firefighting community through a spirit of friendly competition, this is by far the largest firefighter competition in Africa and rivals the attendance of similar competitions worldwide.

Back from left to right: Ernest Horn, Doniel Fortuin, Eugene Williams, Niel Adriaanse Front from left to right: Cyprian Ayslie, Jaco Stander, Mandolene Andrews


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