Welcome Dawie Oberhoster - newest member of our commttee

Dawid has been married to Naomi for 26 years and has one son who turns 21 this year who is engaged. This has granted them the wonderful opportunity to gain a daughter, and they are also the very proud grandparents of a 2 ½ year old grandson.

Dawid started in the fire industry in January 1990 at the Sasolburg Fire Department. He soon moved over to the Vanderbijlpark Fire Department where he completed his National Diploma in Fire Technology at the Vaal University of Technology in 1994.

He joined the Iscor Fire Department (Arcelor Mittal today) in 1994 as a Divisional Officer where he was in charge of the fire safety department which included the service and maintenance of over 12000 portable extinguishers. Soon after, he joined the Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA) as a training officer where, amongst other courses, he presented the SANS1475 reconditioning of fire equipment course.

He joined Nissan SA in Rosslyn in 1997 in the capacity of Fire Protection Manager, where he looked after the fire equipment and fire systems and trained the industrial fire team members.

Dawie is currently working at National Security & Fire (old Chubb) in the capacity of Fire Sales Manager where he is in charge of the Sales Department with 27 sales consultants nationally. He is extremely proud of his heritage as a Fireman, and considers himself very privileged to still be part of the industry today. His philosophy is to try and make a difference in someone’s life, one day, one person, one act of kindness at a time.