n Emergency Services SA / Occupational Risk - EMS not yet hit by economic downturn : firefighting

Volume 1, Issue 1
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The community safety department's fire brigade division has a five-year capital programme that is subject to council approval. It is currently operating the budget, and it is this budget that influences the sustainability and outcome of capital projects. "To date, the current economic status of the country has not had any significant effect on the fire brigade; however, it is premature to make any predictions as the effects of the downturn will only start filtering through over the medium and long term," says Tsotetsi.

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