City of Cape Town responded to over 22,000 emergency calls in the last year

The City of Cape Town says its Fire and Rescue Service responded to an overwhelming number of emergency calls last year. The emergency service received 22,000 calls in 2021.

The bulk of these were fire-related whilst other incidents include motor vehicle crashes and medical emergencies.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, said they’ll be opening more fire stations to the public across Cape Town as a nod to International Firefighters’ Day.

He said: “Our firefighters not only do long hours in unbearable heat but they provide an indispensable service crucial to the safety and security of all of our residents. I want to remind residents that these men and women put their lives on the line selflessly and they are there to save the very lives of people who attack them and their equipment. Despite their challenges they continue to report for duty.”

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