Kishugu Holdings (Pty) Ltd, under its subsidiaries, provide, among other services, the most effective Fire Management System in the world. We subscribe to the rationale of accountability, teamwork, excellence, adaptability and making a difference in the lives of people, the environment and planet.


Formed in 2013.

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Operations on four continents.


Specialised fire management.


Active operations on four continents.

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The Kishugu Group, under the Working on Fire brand, is a global leader in supplying Integrated Fire Management Solutions (IFM). We offer advanced and all-inclusive solutions to our clients’ fire management needs, ranging from personnel, training and equipment to fire management planning and advisory services.

Kishugu has over 30 years’ experience in a variety of global landscapes affected by fire. It has done extensive work in protecting, preventing and suppressing wildfire, based on applied research on all aspects of wildfire. For the last 15 years, this expertise enabled Kishugu to successfully implement the South African Governments’ Working on Fire Programme.

Today, it is the primary fire resource responsible for wildfire management across South Africa. The multi-award winning programme is celebrated as the most successful job creation and skills development programme in the history of South Africa.

Kishugu provides all aspects of Integrated Fire Management services to all affected sectors from governments, environmental and military agencies to

forestry and agricultural companies to land users, NGO’s, national and multi-national development agencies, industry associations and Fire Protection Associations (FPA’s).

This includes everything needed in wildfire management from aircraft, vehicles, pilots, firefighters, incident management teams to equipment, tools and training.

Our global leadership in Integrated Fire Management is maintained through innovation and investing in people. Our belief in high environmental and ethical standards is reflected in our core values of accountability, teamwork, excellence and making a difference.

Our specialised management teams are experts in diverse wildfire scenarios, from the grass and peat lands of Asia and South America to the tropical forests of Africa and beyond. We have the experience and capacity to tailor-make wildfire solutions to specific challenges. With over 9,000 people, of which 7,000 are firefighters, spread over five continents, Kishugu can deal with virtually any wildfire scenario.

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To be the global leaders in Integrated Fire Management.


Kishugu develops, supplies and implements Integrated Fire Management Solutions (IFMS) across the whole value chain to governments, land management agencies, land owners and communities across the globe.

Company Ethos

  • We are dedicated to teamwork and collaboration which results in absolute greatness and success.
  • We believe in the power of the collective.
  • We aim to grow this business even further, beyond the horizon, for the greater good of the world at large.

Kishugu Holdings is a Level 1 B-BBEE company.

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Kishugu Ethics Line

We strive for excellence in our operations: saving lives, properties and the environment. To be excellent, we need to be accountable for our actions.

Accountability is key to Kishugu’s continued success and for this reason, we make available – to all our stakeholders – a free and anonymous, externally operated Ethics Line.

This management tool enables concerned employees, partners, suppliers etc., associated with Kishugu to anonymously report any fraudulent, corrupt and unethical practices to an independent third party – Whistle Blowers (Pty) Ltd. By doing so, you can help protect the integrity of the organisation.

Whistle Blowers

Whistle Blowers has a 24-hour service, every day of the year and their agents are well able to assist you with any concerning matter. They promise to protect your identity by keeping your calls safe, secure and anonymous.

To contact Whistle Blower, you can make use of any of the following platforms:

Phone: 0800 111 528
SMS: 33490

Code of Conduct

Kishugu’s company ethos is to show our dedication in teamwork, collaboration and the power of the collective which results in absolute greatness and success.

We aim to grow this business even further, beyond the horizon, for the great good of the world at large.

We ensure that our company’s values are reflected in our work and take pride in our core value system which is Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence, Adaptability and Making a Difference.

Therefore, Kishugu, and all its subsidiaries, expect employees to use good personal and professional judgment in the performance of their duties. Kishugu’s Code of Conduct includes examples of work behaviours that comport with the company’s workplace values as well as examples of behaviours to be avoided. It’s not intended to be exhaustive, but to give examples of the types of behaviours to be exhibited or to be avoided.

The company expects employees to use good judgment in the performance of their duties and to maintain a satisfactory employee/ employer relationship. We expect employees to do their best work within their position; with integrity and a commitment to excellent service to the community.

The conditions for a job are agreed between the employer of the various Kishugu subsidiaries and the employee. Terms of employment include an employee’s job responsibilities, work days, hours, breaks, dress code, vacation days, sick days and remuneration.

In conclusion, employees working at Kishugu and its subsidiaries should work in a friendly, transparent and healthy work environment and the various company heads have committed themselves to create such a work environment to become an employer of choice.

Kishugu History

Kishugu Holdings and its subsidiaries are growing beyond its borders to provide so much more than just firefighting.

Kishugu Group Profile

Kishugu is a leading private Integrated Fire Management Solutions (IFMS) company in the world.

Our Future

Climate change and forestry mechanisation are expected to “change the game” for fighting forest fires, creating a need for a specialised fire management capacity. Kishugu®’s mission is to roll out its Integrated Fire Management Service (IFMS) model, developed in South Africa, to the rest of the world to meet this need.

Kishugu Operations

Kishugu Holdings (Pty) Ltd operates under for subsidiaries, consisting of Kishugu Aviation (Pty) Ltd, Kishugu Fleet Solutions (Pty) Ltd, Kishugu Training (Pty) Ltd and Working on Fire (Pty) Ltd.


We aim to grow this business even further, beyond the horizon, for the greater good of the world at large.