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Mimosa wins 2023 Industrial Fire Association competition

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Mimosa wins 2023 Industrial Fire Association competition


Roseline Mutare


MASVINGO – Mimosa Mine is the overall winner of the 2023 National Industrial Fire Association.
The Zvishavane-based platinum mine scooped five awards in three categories, fire hydrant, fire extinguisher and squad drills at Mucheke Stadium, Masvingo on Friday.
Mimosa walked away with US$525 courtesy of the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ). Fire Dust Control Africa (FDCA) sponsored the equipment that was used by the 17 competitors. Caroline Dyora, a mine female fighter, scooped the best woman firefighter. She scooped a floating trophy and portable fire extinguisher courtesy of the AMOSA Institute of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment.
The mine came second in the fire hydrant competition, first position in the squad drill competition, first position in the fire extinguishing competition, first position in the instructor’s category, Best female firefighter and the overall Best winner.
Megapack Harare came second with five awards and received US$375 from ICZ. Delta Chinhoyi Sorghum came out third with three awards and received US$300 from ICZ.
Principal Administration Officer- Advocacy and Liaison, Department of Civil Protection Olivia Chibgwe-Badza was the guest of honour.
Mimosa Mine commander Watson Chiwara said they are delighted with the win.
“We competed in 2021 but did not win. Last year we did not win but continued training. We are this year’s winners and this is good. The competition was stiff but we overcame it. I urge other teams not to lose heart,” he said.
Delta Corporation had 12 teams from across the country. Mimosa Mine, Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) Hwange, Petrozim Harare and Megapack Harare completed the competitors list.

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