CapeTalk Small Business Awards

Vulcan Wildfire protects properties from Cape fires

Click here to reward a small business that provides great service with a nomination for 2016's Small Business Awards with CapeTalk and Sage One.

Dale nominated Vulcan Wildfire Management. He says "they have a truly dedicated and passionate work ethos, which is not readily found in small businesses today."

They have really researched the market and have identified a niche market, and he adds they have set a high standard of service that sets them apart from other service providers.

Patrick Ryan, co-founder of Vulcan Wildfire Mangement, says the business is in integrated fire management

During the summer months, we're very much a dedicated, specialised ground crew fighting wildfires. And in winter months we very involved in the mitigation measures that are needed to protect properties against wildfires.

Patrick Ryan, co-founder Vulcan wildfire Management

They are involved n creating firebreaks and fuel reduction zones. They assess people's properties for risk and then put in the necessary measures to help protect that property.

It is perhaps not well known that there are small businesses such as this one that are involved in wildfire work.

The business evolved out of he and his co-founder passion for being involved as volunteer firefighters combatting wildfires, and then deciding to research overseas and develop a local crew.

Clients are the district municipalities and fire protection associations, as well as private customers like wine farmers and small holdings.

It's the pursuance of excellence and pride in what we do. It is a very physically and mentally challenging job.

Patrick Ryan, co-founder Vulcan wildfire Management

He says they want to develop people through Vulcan and move up in the business.

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