South Peninsula Station is the most recently formed VWS Station, coming into creation in 2012 and assisting with their standbys and fires in the same year. This station is still finding its feet as growth continues slowly drawing in more new recruits this year, and with the helping hand of some dual members from the Newlands Station.
This station was primarily set up to reduce the response times to fires further south in the Cape Peninsula, as a large portion of fire fighting resources are located further north around Newlands and the city bowl. The new VWS Station has also assisted in patrolling fire-prone areas over the weekends in an attempt to be able to get small wildfires out quicker. They responded a number of times during their first season while on these patrols.
The previous station manager referred to the South Peninsula Station as a ‘virtual’ station” as a permanent base was still being sought in the south of the Cape Peninsula. For their first fire season, the members responded from the Newlands base, but as the station membership grew, SPS became more established and required their “own” station which is currently being set up.
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