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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.


Why ecological burns?

Why ecological burns?

Some fires you may see burning across the Overberg (March and early April) are actually ecological burns. These are prescribed burns that take extensive planning and resources. That’s not least to help reduce the risks of burning during the current fire season. Why do we support ecological burns? (And why are these burns

Evacuating your pets safely (tips from Dr Hensie Lategan)

Evacuating your pets safely (tips from Dr Hensie Lategan)

During a high-stress situation, such as a wildfire closing in on your home, panicked pets rarely do what you want them to do. That’s why you should prepare for this eventuality BEFORE it becomes a reality. Bredasdorp Animal Hospital’s Dr Hensie Lategan

LCES: Your wildfire defence strategy

LCES: Your wildfire defence strategy

At EVERY fire you participate in fighting, PLEASE bear this acronym in mind: LCES. It’ll help you to stay safe. It’s one of the most important defence strategies against an unpredictable wildfire. LCES must be updated and amended, as the fire’s behaviour and movements change. Stay on top of




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You can get involved by providing goods to energise our fire-fighters. Here’s a list of non-perishable items you can drop off – that help sustain our fire-fighters working hard to protect our homes and nature


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