IMATU is gravely saddened by the news that a firefighter has fallen to his death while trying to extinguish a fire at a government building in the Johannesburg CBD. We understand some firefighters are trapped on the top floor while others are still trying to extinguish the fire.
IMATU is currently reaching out to its members for more information and will continue to closely monitor the unfolding situation. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family, friends and co-workers of the firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty. Our thoughts are with all of those currently fighting the blaze and any individuals affected by today’s fire.
Today is a stark reminder of the dangers faced by our emergency services personnel on a daily basis. We thanks them for their continued service.