Fire is everybody’s fight. Help us prevent and control wildfires.

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

Unsung Overberg Heroes: CapeNature

Apart from being our largest landowner, CapeNature is one the most active and vigilant landowners in the Overberg in terms of wildfire prevention and fighting (if not the most active). CapeNature really lives its values: forming lasting partnerships …

Unsung Overberg Heroes: Andy Selfe

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.

CONTACT goFPA

Email: info@overbergfpa.co.za

 

+27 (0) 28 425 1690

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