Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS)

It was mentioned in the November issue of the FynbosFire newsletter that satellite dishes and computer systems are in the process of being installed at the offices of the Cape Peninsula, Greater Overberg, Greater Cederberg and Southern Cape FPAs. The installation...

Fire management courses for the Western Cape

FynbosFire sponsored training opportunities   The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Saasveld Campus, George) has presented the first of what may become regular short learning programme courses on Fire Ecology and Conservation in fynbos. Seventeen representatives...

WoF chopper used for more than fighting fires

For the past few months the FFA Working on Fire helicopter stationed in Bredasdorp has also been used for search and rescue operations. These exercises and operations were conducted together with the Overberg District Municipality Fire & Rescue and the National...

Greater Cederberg FPA reaching for new horisons

The Greater Cederberg Fire Protection Association (GCFPA) spread it’s wings once more and now also includes a portion of the Bokkeveld plateau in the Northern Cape. This is the third time in two years that the GCFPA has extended it’s borders. The Global Environmental...