Fire Fighter- Phillipus Sikongo
Sikongo Fillipus is a senior station officer at the City of Windhoek. He is responsible for the community fire safety awareness and education. He as well carries out operational tasks. On a daily basis a firefighters respond to emergencies that with the suppression and the extinguishing of all types of fires,this sometime includes search and rescue of trapped occupants of a building. They also perform any medical procedure guided by protocol. The minimum requirements for this type of job is a grade 12 pass with 25 points in science, mathematics and biology. There are different ranks in the service which starts from a intern firefighter all the way up to a Fire Chief. Fillipus mentions that you must be physically and mentally sound for this type of job. “You must have a passion for type of job as well because it can be strainous as your passion will aid your mental capacity,” he said.