We’re counting down to the 2019/20 #FireSeason.

OUR AIMS

The aims of the goFPA are to:

  • Ensure that all members comply with the legal requirements of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act.
  • Encourage integrated fire management for private landowners and public entities.
  • Prevent and control wildfires.
  • Manage wildfires in natural areas in order to maintain diversity of species and ecosystems.
  • Manage wildfire hazards so as to minimise the risk and any adverse consequences.

We provide an integrated community fire management service to members of the Association.

  • Develop and implement a Veldfire Management Strategy for the area;
  • Assist members to meet their responsibilities according to the Act, our constitution and our rules;
  • Improve the knowledge base to help land users implement integrated fire management strategies;
  • Improve awareness on integrated fire management and prevention and empower local communities to become more aware of the risks of fire;
  • Reduce fire risk associated with the occurrence of wildfires by devising integrated fire management plans;
  • Assist members with managing any incidents of wildfire as appropriate;
  • Represent landowners at local and provincial forums for veldfire management and report back to landowners on decisions that may impact them.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD

How to stay safe when a wildfire threatens

You clearly don’t have much say on weather and topography. But you CAN manage the fuel in your home.
So we’ve compiled a few critical, and achievable actions that you, as a homeowner can take to reduce the risk of wildfire damaging your home (these are taken from Canada’s FireSmart: Protecting Your Community

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 pronounced for a number of reasons: • If you live in the interface

Fire season: Investigations unveil ignitions

Fire investigators have been able to identify alleged fire-starters – both human and other – during the past fire season. The team from Enviro Wildfire Services has investigated most fires in the Overberg between October 2018 and May 2019. Thanks to their information

CONTACT goFPA

Email: info@overbergfpa.co.za

 

+27 (0) 28 425 1690

HOW TO HELP OUR FIRE-FIGHTERS:
SOUTH AFRICA

Donations are made through the secure PayFast system.

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HOW TO HELP OUR FIRE-FIGHTERS:
INTERNATIONAL

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