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

MEMBERS

FARM & LAND MEMBERS

If you are a farm owner or a landowner in the Overberg, you can become a goFPA member. Membership is voluntary for private landowners, and when you sign up, you’ll receive all the support the goFPA team offers our members – through integrated fire management assistance. There is a joining fee and annual fee to join as a member. Government departments, municipalities and conservation authorities who own land in the Overberg must become goFPA members.

BECOME A MEMBER

Members will form part of a Fire Management Unit – a grouping of landowners who will manage fire across their units together.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD

Meet the Overberg’s new Divisional Commanders

Daniel de Kock is the new Divisional Commander in the Swellendam district for Overberg Fire & Rescue. Daniel joins the Overberg team from Breede Valley Fire and Rescue in Worcester. Working as a fire-fighter isn’

Do’s and don’ts of a Red Day

There’s no higher wildfire threat level than a Red Day. You’ll know we’re facing a Red Day in the Overberg, by keeping an eye on our daily Fire Danger Index. When you see red, it means we’ll be experiencing a hot day, with low humidity and very strong winds – the perfect combination for an out-of-control 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. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Fynbos Biome, the world’s smallest floral kingdom

CONTACT goFPA

Email: info@overbergfpa.co.za

 

+27 (0) 28 425 1690

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