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MORE ABOUT THE WFPA

OUR AIMS & OBJECTIVES

The Winelands FPA is not a firefighting organisation. Fire suppression operations are conducted according to the Fire Brigade Services Act and remain the responsibility of the Cape Winelands District Municipality.

Aims:

  • Contribute to community development by reducing injuries, losses to lives, property and the environment due to wildfires
  • Promote Integrated Fire Management together with the useful role of wildfires
  • Protect mountain catchment areas to protect future fresh water supplies
  • Protect the high levels of biodiversity, endemism and red data species of the Cape Floristic Region

 

Objectives:

  • Reduce the incidence and spread of wildfires
  • Promote cooperation and coordination between all role players in wildfires
  • Deploy a veldfire management strategy throughout the FPA area
  • Develop and implement IFMPs for the Fire Management Units
  • Empower landowners in IFM
  • Awareness and compliance of landowners to the NVFFA
  • Compliance of members to the agreed FPA rules
  • Increase in FPA members
  • Awareness to the general public on wildfires
  • Identify and reduce the risks within high fire risk areas
  • Create MOUs and working agreements with neighbouring Fire Brigade Services and FPAs
  • Ensure an adequate wildfire reporting system is in place for all reporting requirements

Fire Protection Associations are formed and governed under the National Veld and Forest Fire Act (Act 101 of 1998) as voluntary associations of Landowners who wish to cooperate for the purpose of predicting, preventing, managing and extinguishing veldfires.

FIRE DANGER INDEX (FDI)

24 MAY 2024 (Friday)

  • Stellenbosch 46 46
  • Paarl 48 48
  • Ceres 42 42
  • Worcester 36 36
  • Robertson 34 34

25 MAY 2024 (Saturday)

  • Stellenbosch 46 46
  • Paarl 50 50
  • Ceres 40 40
  • Worcester 32 32
  • Robertson 32 32

26 MAY 2024 (Sunday)

  • Stellenbosch 44 44
  • Paarl 42 42
  • Ceres 38 38
  • Worcester 35 35
  • Robertson 35 35

27 MAY 2024 (Monday)

  • Stellenbosch 53 53
  • Paarl 55 55
  • Ceres 55 55
  • Worcester 43 43
  • Robertson 40 40

Disclaimer: Neither WFPA nor its partners can be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with the use of the FDI information provided. The WFPA does not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. It remains the responsibility of the landowner to take weather status into account, on the specific day, when doing a controlled burn or fighting a fire. If you have any difficulties in obtaining the FDI please contact us.

FIRE MANAGEMENT UNITS (FMU’S)

FMUs

Please select a region/ward on the image map to see the relevant leader's contact information.

FMUs
Breede Valley Ceres Kouebokkeveld Ceres Witzenberg Drakenstein Langeberg Stellenbosch Tulbagh Wolseley Warm & Kouebokkeveld LV

Breede Valley

Leader's name:
Nico Harmse

Contact Number:
082 699 8829

For all help & general information:
Tania Cloete
021 888 5821
076 134 5265
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Ceres Kouebokkeveld

Leader's name:
CP du Toit

Contact Number:
083 388 9757

For all help & general information:
Tania Cloete
021 888 5821
076 134 5265
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Ceres Witzenberg

Leader's name:
Robert Zulch

Contact Number:
082 416 6368

For all help & general information:
Tania Cloete
021 888 5821
076 134 5265
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Drakenstein

Leader's name:
Kuba Miszewski

Contact Number:
082 080 7258

For all help & general information:
Tania Cloete
021 888 5821
076 134 5265
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Langeberg

Leader's name:
Adrian Robinson

Contact Number:
072 550 7602

For all help & general information:
Tania Cloete
021 888 5821
076 134 5265
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Stellenbosch

Leader's name:
Willa Visagie

Contact Number:
072 669 1764

 

For all help & general information:
Tania Cloete
021 888 5821
076 134 5265
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Tulbagh Wolseley

Leader's name:
Nic Dicey

Contact Number:
083 235 7235

For all help & general information:
Tania Cloete
021 888 5821
076 134 5265
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Warm & Kouebokkeveld LV

Leader's name:
Sebastian Wolfaardt (After hours)
Contact Number:
071 423 8451

Suretha (BBV Secretary)
Contact Number:
023 316 1230

For all help & general information:
Tania Cloete
021 888 5821
076 134 5265
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

BE WILDFIRE READY

WHAT WE DO

  • Creating a fire management plan for the region
  • Identifying high risk areas and assisting with mitigation of these risks
  • Identifying strategic fire breaks and assisting with the creation of them
  • Serve as the link between landowners and the Fire Brigade Services for wildfires and prescribed burns
  • Facilitating the issuing of burn permits in the Cape Winelands District Municipality
  • Facilitate training to members and key role players
  • Advise members on PPE and equipment and refer them to suitable retailers
  • Facilitate cooperation and coordination between landowners with regards to IFM
  • Setting up FMUs with good leadership, and support and empower this leadership in IFM practices
  • Facilitating the setting up of sufficient communication systems with and between members
  • Assist Cape Winelands DM and landowners with Incident Command at fires as required
  • Organisation/planning of professional coordinated incident response to fires
  • Assist with the coordination of invasive alien plant clearing for best mitigation in high fire risk areas
  • Assist in the awareness of the public about wildfires

 

THE WINELANDS FPA DOES NOT

  • Provide a firefighting service although assistance at larger fires can be provided.
  • Fulfill the role of the fire brigade services.
  • Receive any income from the collection of rates levied by municipalities neither does it 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 which own land or manage land for which membership is compulsory.

DISCLAIMER

The Winelands FPA is not a firefighting organisation. Fire suppression operations are conducted according to the Fire Brigade Services Act and remain the responsibility of the Cape Winelands District Municipality.