Minister approves fire danger rating system

The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry has approved the Lowveld Fire Danger Rating System as the official system for use in South Africa, in a major boost for fire management across the country. The National Fire Danger Rating System measures the threat of fire and...

Your FPA office harnesses satellite data

Your local FPA office will soon start harnessing space-age technology in order to detect large fires almost immediately, even in remote areas, and allow for an extremely rapid response. Satellite dishes are being installed at the offices of the Cape Peninsula, Greater...

New FPA to serve overberg landowners

  Five local FPAs are getting ready to join the Greater Overberg FPA, which is expected to be launched at the beginning of next year to boost the fire-management efforts of landowners in the region. The District Fire Working Group gave the go-ahead for the launch of...