We salute you

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Rescue-workers in South Africa

Rescue worker: Is someone who works to bring people out of danger, attack, harm etc, especially after a disaster or an accident.

We want to bring tribute to the people of the Mkhondo Rescue Unit for their dedication in and around town. These people work long hours in mostly harsh circumstances. It is their calling to be of service to provide prehospital care to the injured and the helpless. They often sacrifice their own lives to save that of another person they do not even know.

At the moment due to Covid-19 the team had to split up into two teams, the teams consist of four and five members as well as the Fire Chief. The hours that they work are from 07:00 – 16:00 and again from 16:00 – 07:00. This doesn’t mean the team that is not at the department is off, they are on standby at home in case of an emergency.

They deal with people from all walks of life, cultures, races, backgrounds and all socio-economic levels. Every life is precious to them and they will do everything they are able to do to save a life.

This kind of self-sacrifice is what is expected of everyone who calls themselves a rescuer and it is a rare and unique trait.

We know that long after the accident scene has been cleared certain images still haunt you, only to be back at your post the very next time that you are needed.

Thank you for a job well done time and again. You do the people proud!