Wynand Engelbrecht
  • 65, Male
  • Gauteng
  • South Africa
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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Other Fire Department, N/A
Job Function
Fire Chief / Chief of Department, Other
Years in Fire/EMS:
30
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
National Commander of the UPN Fire Volunteer Campaign
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Sandton Fire Dept (SA) Divisional Commander
Midrand (SA) Fire Chief
Roodepoort (SA) Divisional Commander
My Training:
Intensive training as fire-fighter/ paramedic. 9 yrs of academic study. BSc Fire Tech and 3 Yr Diploma (Fire Tech).
About Me:
I was appointed Head of Department at age 28 - the youngest professional fire chief ever in South Africa. During our very stormy political eighties (before the release of Mr Mandela) I commanded a task force of 180 fire-fighters/paramedics - attended to approx 800 structural fires and 7,000 injured/DOA in seven years.
Day Job:
Fire Safety Consultant
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined as a military fire recruit during my military training in 1973. Loved it ever since. I am the founder and National Commander of the UPN Fire Volunteer campaign.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
It's still boiling in my veins, saturating my soul after so many years!

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At 3:44am on September 1, 2009, Chaplain Gerta Coetzee said…
Hi daar Wynand,
Ek was vreeeeeslik lank laas op FFN soos jy kan sien. Ek vra omverskoning.
As wat wil jou seun volunteer, Brandweer of kapelaan? Jy kan my kontak op my cell as jy wil. 0829343379
Lekker dag, Kapelaan Gerta
At 2:58am on September 18, 2008, Chaplain Gerta Coetzee said…
Hi Wynand,
welcom to FFN
Chaplain Gerta Coetzee, Gauteng
At 3:17pm on June 4, 2008, Wynand Engelbrecht said…
Thank you turk182, appreciated.ciao
At 2:24pm on June 4, 2008, turk182 said…
WELCOME! to the nation From Pennsylvania. stay safe!
At 11:24am on June 4, 2008, Wynand Engelbrecht said…
Thanx Shawn, obliged. I hope to be able to engage on a sensible level in this blog. Some stage this week I'll do a blog about the eighties and the riots and how we dealt with it. Regards.
At 10:34am on June 4, 2008, Shawn said…
HI Wynand;

Greetings from Long Island New York. Welcome to the FFN family.

Shawn
At 10:29am on June 4, 2008, Wynand Engelbrecht said…
I'm glad I stumbled upon this site. Always great to meet new friends in the service, such a great bond, so easy to be friends. Thanx for the site.
 
 
 

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