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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 076 274 1800 or alternatively at email@example.com.
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
Andy is the Fire Management Unit leader for a section of the Elgin Valley. And they’ve had a busy fire season – having to fight four fires over the Christmas weekend alone. But no matter the day or time, Andy is usually first on the scene of a wildfire, and last to leave.
For Richard Middelmann, there’s a certain satisfaction he feels when a wildfire is finally extinguished. That may be because he learned at an early age of the dangers of fire – and its impact on livelihoods. Today, Richard has …
It took just one thunderstorm to start five separate fires in a matter of minutes in the dry Sutherland landscape in the Northern Cape. One Greater Overberg FPA member witnessed the devastation, and the lack of fire-fighting …
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