SUPPORT the #firefighters battling the Overberg Fires  

WHAT WE DO

As the goFPA, we’re here to help you, as a landowner, to be ready and prepared for fire season.

During fire season, it’s our job to help you should you experience a wildfire.

HOW DO WE HELP?

Integrated Fire Management Planning

  • We help you to become legally compliant, as per national regulations
  • We identify high risk areas and help with risk reduction
  • We support Fire Management Plans
  • We facilitate fire break planning for communal areas and strategic fire breaks
  • We offer advice on compliance with the law (National Veld and Forest Fire Act)
  • We help map members
  • We offer advice on Integrated Fire Management (including fire breaks, fuel reduction, equipment needed, etc.)

Fire Preparedness

  • We organise training courses (including courses on Basic Fire Suppression, Controlled Burning, Infield Simulation and more)
  • We provide a daily Fire Danger Index forecast during the fire season
  • We watch the Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS), which provides early fire detection warning.
  • We support awareness: Media, Social Media and general public
  • We facilitate Fire Management Unit preparedness
  • We support stakeholder engagement (including with the Fire Brigade, Eskom, Farmers’ Associations, Working on Fire, Municipalities, MTO Forestry, Transnet, CapeNature, SANParks, FynbosFire, NGOs, national government departments, donors, conservancies, landscape initiatives like the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative, and more.)

And then, when it’s burning

 

We provide coordination, resource procurement and critical information to decision makers to ensure effective and efficient fire fighting efforts.

 

The goFPA does not

  • Provide a firefighting service;
  • Fulfil the role of the fire brigade services;
  • Receive any income from the collection of rates levied by municipalities. Neither do we pay over any funds towards municipalities;
  • Get involved in structural firefighting or related issues;
  • Enforce membership to the organisation. Membership is voluntary other than for state organisations that own land or manage land, for which membership is compulsory.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD

Our farmer’s checklist: 8 tips to prepare for fire season

Our farmer’s checklist: 8 tips to prepare for fire season

Before fire season starts, there are a number of things landowners must ensure are in place – to prepare for wildfires. Here is a farmer’s checklist to guide our members BEFORE the start of fire season. Help us find water sources when fighting fire on your

Preventing wildfire through this innovative partnership

Preventing wildfire through this innovative partnership

The Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association is teaming up with solar energy finance company, Sun Exchange, to tackle the ever-increasing threat of wildfire. It’s a first-of-its-kind partnership for both the goFPA and Sun Exchange.

World Water Day: Tips for fire management in wetlands

World Water Day: Tips for fire management in wetlands

These wetlands face numerous threats. Topping that list are the impact of invasive alien plants, a changing climate and inappropriate fire regimes. That’s where the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association can play a role:

CONTACT goFPA

Email: info@overbergfpa.co.za

 

+27 (0) 28 425 1690

GIVE

You can get involved by providing goods to energise our fire-fighters. Here’s a list of non-perishable items you can drop off – that help sustain our fire-fighters working hard to protect our homes and nature

DONATE

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