The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service is saddened by the passing of 33-year-old firefighter, Candice Kruger (also known as Ashley).
Kruger passed away in hospital yesterday after collapsing on the fire line on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. She received medical attention, but efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. The cause of death has not yet been established.
On behalf of the Fire and Rescue Service and the City of Cape Town, I extend my deepest condolences to Kruger’s family and friends. She was stationed at Roeland Street Fire Station and had completed nine years of service.
She is survived by her wife, Kelly Kruger.
The City will assist the Kruger family with funeral arrangements and will also offer trauma counselling to her relatives and Platoon colleagues. The Fire and Rescue Service will also offer the family a full Brigade Funeral as Candice died while serving in the line of duty.