15 tips to better protect your home against wildfires

15 tips to better protect your home against wildfires

What can you do to make your home as safe as possible against a potential wildfire? Home owners have learnt valuable lessons from the 2017 Knysna fires. And these lessons are now guiding fire management in South Africa. As a home owner (and a landowner), here are the...
What to include in your evacuation go-bag?

What to include in your evacuation go-bag?

This is surely one of the most difficult and stressful events in a person’s life: It’s time to evacuate your home, as a wildfire moves closer.   This is a time of great stress – and mistakes can be made as a result. According to the Overstrand Municipality’s Fire...
Why a changing climate is fuelling wildfire

Why a changing climate is fuelling wildfire

Why a changing climate is fuelling wildfire  Changes to our climate lead to bigger wildfires that are more difficult to control. As a result, wildfire management is becoming more important in order to reduce the damage to people, the economy and the environment....
How to stay safe when a wildfire threatens

How to stay safe when a wildfire threatens

The way fire ignites and spreads (the fire behaviour) is controlled by the three elements:  FUEL WEATHER TOPOGRAPHY You don’t have any influence over the weather and topography. But you CAN manage the fuel around your home. So we’ve compiled a few critical and...
Do you live in nature? This is for YOU

Do you live in nature? This is for YOU

You live in a wildland interface area. That means it’s an area where homes and businesses are built in or near natural areas, among trees and other vegetation that can catch fire easily.   The challenges around wildland interface fires are becoming more...