City of Tshwane unveils new fire station in Mamelodi

Mamelodi

The City of Tshwane municipality unveiled a new fire station in Mamelodi, Tshwane, on Thursday, 28 October 2021. Tshwane executive mayor, Alderman Randall Williams, alongside the MMC for community safety, Alderwoman Karen Meyer, unveiled the new fire station which will begin operations next month serving residents in Region 6 areas such as Mamelodi and Nellmapius.

“The new emergency services station will afford the city the opportunity to respond promptly and without delays to emergency calls in the surrounding areas,” said Alderman Williams.

“The establishment of the Mamelodi fire station came after our assessments indicated that there was a need for an emergency services station in the Northern part of Region 6 as the nearest station is more than 15km away. The distance resulted in extensive delays in response times, especially in the Nellmapius and Mamelodi areas,” added Williams.

Alderman Randall Williams further indicated that it was important to establish the station in the township as it is one of the largest townships in Tshwane and it is surrounded by many informal settlements where flooding and fires often occur so the establishment will allow the city to respond effectively to such incidents.