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In a continuous effort to narrow the gap between the business sector and students within the higher education sector, NMMU’s George campus has welcomed industry expert Mr Bobby Hoole to share his expertise. He is the fire protection officer of the KwaZulu Natal Fire Protection Association (FPA).

The KwaZulu Natal FPA is one of the most advanced FPAs in the country. They are using revolutionary technology to serve members of the public and to manage fires.

Forestry students and members of the public who attended the informative talk were made aware of the day to day activities of the Fire Protection Association and the role it plays within the region and within communities. Once students have qualified within the Forestry field, part of their daily routine includes fire management.

Mr Hoole brought the reality of fire management face to face with students and shared his experience with local industry representatives who were also invited to attend his talk.

Bobby Hoole

Photograph:  NMMU Forestry students and industry representatives were keen to gain insight into Fire Protection Associations and the integration of Fire Protection agencies. The talk was hosted by Mr Bobby Hoole, Fire Protection Officer of the KZN FPA.

Booby Hoole and team

Photograph: Guest included (Back row from left to right) Messrs D Smit, P Gerber, N de Waal, B du Preez, G. Forsyth, Z. Erasmus, T Marshall, B Hoole, and G van Niekerk; Front row, from left to right - T Pool, W Olivier, R Basson, P Gallager, P Prins and T. Botha.

Contact information
Miss Alicia Maclean
MCR Intern
Tel: 044-801 5081