Find out how your wildfire started

Find out how your wildfire started

Fire investigation help is now available to members of the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association (#goFPA).  A team of investigators can help landowners to determine how a veldfire started by collecting factual data on the causes of wildfires/veldfires in the...
Land users: Prepare for a tough fire season

Land users: Prepare for a tough fire season

Overberg, 21 November 2017: The Overberg (Overberg District Municipality and Overstrand Local Municipality) is preparing for a challenging fire season. Due to the dry conditions across many parts of the region, fire-fighting teams are on high alert. The fire season...
Overberg fights three devastating fires

Overberg fights three devastating fires

The Overberg region has been hard hit by three major fires since our previous report.  This report is for the period mid-January 2017 till end of February 2017. The fire on the Denel Overberg Test Range started on Friday 24 February. The fire was ignited following...
A devastating Overberg fire season

A devastating Overberg fire season

The Overberg has experienced 25 major fires since the start of December. Fire-fighting teams battled many of these fires for more than a week. The goFPA is so grateful to everyone who helped to bring these fires under control – from the landowners and farmworkers...
The value of joining the goFPA

The value of joining the goFPA

The fire-fighting tariffs for the 2016 Fire Season are now available. And the tariffs show the value of being a goFPA member. According to Louise Wessels, Manager of the goFPA, wildfire suppression will cost members of the goFPA, in the Overberg District Municipal...
goFPA beefs up the team

goFPA beefs up the team

The Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association has extra administrative support this fire season. Keith Leonard joins the goFPA team, and will play an integral role in supporting fire management. Keith, 35, is a true Overberger, having grown up in Bredasdorp. He...