Fire is everybody’s fight. Help us prevent and control wildfires.
WHATS HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD
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 Overberg.
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 officially started in November.
The Overberg region has been hard hit by three major fires in the past week. Two are still burning, with teams still fighting to suppress both fires. The fire on the Denel Overberg Test Range started on Friday 24 February. The fire was ignited following standard missile testing …
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 …
Meet Angelo Aplon, the Station Commander for the Overstrand Fire and Rescue team, based in Hermanus. Angelo believes the key to fighting wildfire is trust between fire-fighting teams and landowners. And the level of …
Meet Mario Arends, the Platoon Commander for the Overberg Fire & Rescue team, based in Bredasdorp. Mario has been fighting fire and saving lives in the area for the past 19 years. So no one knows the dangers of wildfires better than him.
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 …
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.
The 2016 Fire Season officially launched on 1 November. That means landowners and property owners are asked to be extra vigilant over the coming summer months. According to Louise Wessels, Manager at the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association, the following five months will require organised fire control.
Fire-fighting demonstrations will be one of the main attractions at the Pringle Bay Fire Station on Saturday 5 November. The Pringle Bay & Betty’s Bay Volunteer Fire Fighters are hosting an open day in order to raise awareness around wildfires. The Greater Overberg Fire Protection …
This partnership was born out of a wildfire. On 10 March 2016, a wildfire swept through the Van der Stel’s Pass outside Botrivier in the Western Cape. The howling wind and thick vegetation made for difficult times and fear. Together the property owners …
New guidelines are now available detailing how to undertake prescribed burns in renosterveld in the Overberg. These will help land users to protect their renosterveld habitats which are listed as Critically Endangered. The guidelines have been compiled by the Overberg
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