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Louise Wessels – Manager
Louise, a dynamic manager, graduated from Stellenbosch University and RAU with a BCom Hons. She worked in the private sector (Ernst & Young, PWC, Namakwa Agri) for many years before she moved to Bredasdorp to marry the love of her life.
It’s here that Louise was introduced to, and took up the reins as Manager of the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association.
Louise is responsible for the overall management of the goFPA, and her role is crucial in facilitating open communication between the goFPA members and the Fire Brigades in the district, as well as promoting fire prevention, protection and management.
Louise can be contacted on 083 327 0477 or alternatively via email at email@example.com
Pieter Steenkamp – Project Coordinator
Pieter joined the goFPA team in December 2015. Previously he had worked for a game reserve outside Hoedspruit (close to the Kruger National Park), serving as part of their management component.
He graduated with a BCom from Stellenbosch University.
His love for nature, the outdoors, new challenges and his passion for working with people led him to accepting the position with the goFPA.
His role as Project Coordinator includes, but is not limited to, serving as liaison between the landowners and Disaster Management.
He can be contact on 063 690 7899 or alternatively at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith Leonard – Administration
Keith is a well-known face in Bredasdorp – having grown up in the area.
He attended the Albert Myburgh Senior Secondary School. After school, he started working at the Bredasdorp Pharmacy, where he remained for 16 years.
Keith joined the goFPA team in October 2016.
He will provide administrative support to the team this fire season – supporting goFPA’s integrated fire management work.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD
Elgin Valley, 28 January 2019: A fire that started Thursday (24 January 2019) in the Van der Stel’s Pass close to Botriver has captured the essence of community spirit. The fire has brought farmers, local companies and fire-fighting authorities together in what has been a five-day intensive battle to control the blaze.
What can you do to make your home as safe as possible against a potential wildfire? Home owners have learnt valuable lessons from the 2017 Knysna fires. And these lessons are now guiding fire management in South Africa. As a home owner
This is surely one of the most difficult and stressful events in a person’s life: It’s time to evacuate your home, as a wildfire moves closer. This is a time of great stress – and mistakes can be made as a result. According to the Overstrand Municipality’s Fire Chief, Lester Smith, in an event like this
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THE VAN DER STEL’S PASS FIRE NOW.
All funds raised will SUPPORT fire-fighters right now battling the devastating Van der Stel’s Pass fire. ALL monies raised will be: - used for fire-fighting essentials, including food and nutrition where needed; - equipment such as radios to improve communication; - cellphone airtime to improve communication where radios can’t help; - and any other essentials.
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