by | Mar 31, 2024 | Press Release

Saldanha Bay Municipality has noted with disappointment the latest incident of firefighters being attacked in the line of duty.

The Municipality’s Fire and Rescue Services were attacked early this morning while attending to a reported fire in Witteklip, Vredenburg.

Attacks on municipal essential workers and/or emergency personnel (including firefighters) are becoming a regular occurrence. Municipal vehicles and trucks are either stoned, or the personnel are attacked, harassed or threatened.

This type of behaviour could rob the community of a potential lifesaving service and result in serious consequences.

Saldanha Bay Municipality urges the community to cooperate and report any incidents of harassment and intimidation of municipal employees to the 24-hour control room on 022 701 6834.