Fire fighter Jongikhaya Nombakuse crawls through waterlogged, exposed electrical wires and flames fuelled by strong winds to rescue an old man from his burning shack.
Advanced Life Support Paramedic Wayne Broodryk’s brave and immediate action saves an unconscious man trapped in a burning car from certain death.
Lifesaver, Carey Glover’s initiative saves not one, but several lives off the Umhlanga coast in peak season.
The focus and stamina of rescue swimmer Torsten Henschel saves a 15-year-old boy from drowning after a rip current pulls him out to a severe and treacherous sea.
Off duty fire fighter Hakeem Meyer’s mental and physical agility saves three tourists from certain drowning.
Early intervention and the determination of a team of paramedics give a 1-year-old drowning victim a fighting chance at survival.
Purpose, expertise and hours of painstaking concentration by a team of fire fighters saves a critical patient trapped in an industrial machine at a packaging plant.
Bennie van der Wath's instinctive reaction saves the life of a fellow fire fighter when gas cylinders explode in what was reported to be a simple veld fire.
The reflexes and quick action by a team of fire fighters saves the life of a 3-year-old dog attack victim in critical condition.
Sheer strength from a team of fire fighters saves a father and daughter from drowning in their submerged car.
During floods in the low-veld region, 72 hours of sustained, coordinated and precise effort by several agencies result in a world-class operation where over 300 people are evacuated and 55 critical rescues performed.
Fire fighter Claassen’s tenacity saves a young boy from drowning in a muddy marsh after a car accident lands the occupants deep into the swamp.