I have just been contacted by a representative from the Stellenbosch municipality asking us to please assist with the 200 firefighters that have been battling the out of control fire in the Jonkershhoek area (between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek).
These firefighters have had no rest for 2 days and are still facing an enormous task in very difficult terrain and bad weather conditions.
Last week they were assisting in the Cape Peninsula for over a week. The have had no rest in between and are physically and mentally stretched to capacity. They are suffering from extreme dehydration and is asking us to provide them with Energade or Powerade or Rehidrate solutions to help them remain physically up to their task.
The have also asked for refresh eye ampules, sunscreen f50, AAA batteries.
And all this after having lost 2 of their colleagues in the last few days. This is an extremely…
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