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Dundee donates firefighting equipment

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 11.12.10 AMThe Tsumeb firefighting station received a donation of specialised bunker gear valued at over N$100 000 from Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb’s Fire and Emergency Response division.
Bunker gear or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was handed over to the Tsumeb fire station staff recently.  The donation comprised of six advanced bunker jackets, fire boots, pants and gloves. Dundee Precious Metals Safety Manager, Alfeus Gariseb, highlighted the importance of safety in the community and sharing resources and expertise.
“Safety is paramount at Dundee and is held in high regard by both Tsumeb Fire Station and the company’s fire and emergency response division. One could say both institutions’ goals are somewhat aligned,” said Dundee’s Superintendent: Fire & Emergency Response, Quinton Galloway.  Tsumeb Municipality Chief Fire Officer, Mathew Shikewa, revealed that the municipal’s PPE was damaged during a previous fire-related incident and commended Dundee for providing the local station with the specialised PPE.
“This will be used to render care and assistance to citizens in need,” Shikewa said.  According to Tsumeb firefighter, Timoteus Wangolo, the donation is a long-term investment that is set to benefit not only the fire station but also the entire Tsumeb community.




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