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The tariffs of CWDM Fire Services. Please take note of the following:

1. The person reporting a fire to the control room WILL NOT be charged.
2. The first hour of fire fighting is FREE of charge.
3. Thereafter charges will apply to the landowner on whose property service is provided @ the prescribed tariff irrespective of the number of resources on the scene.
4. If you are a Fully Paid Up Member of the Winelands FPA. You will be charged at 50 of the prescribed tariff.
5. The prescribed tariff per hour is R 3016.00 inclusive of VAT for vehicles and R 303.60 incl vat for Contracted Ground Teams.

NO Controled burns after Thursday, 29 October 2020

ALL BURN PERMITS expire on Friday 30th October. NO burning may take place after this as the 1st November is the official start of the Fire Season. Any person making a fire from this date is GUILTY of an offense as per the gazetted District by-law.

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)

Below the South African Weather Services FDI forecast. This is the only legally accepted FDI in South Africa.

27 November 2020

  • Stellenbosch (DANGEROUS) 57 57
  • Paarl (VERY DANGEROUS) 61 61
  • Ceres (VERY DANGEROUS) 61 61
  • Worcester (VERY DANGEROUS) 61 61
  • Robertson (VERY DANGEROUS) 61 61

28 November 2020

  • Stellenbosch (DANGEROUS) 54 54
  • Paarl (DANGEROUS) 55 55
  • Ceres (DANGEROUS) 58 58
  • Worcester (DANGEROUS) 53 53
  • Robertson (MODERATE) 44 44

29 November 2020

  • Stellenbosch (DANGEROUS) 55 55
  • Paarl (DANGEROUS) 57 57
  • Ceres (VERY DANGEROUS) 62 62
  • Worcester (VERY DANGEROUS) 61 61
  • Robertson (DANGEROUS) 56 56

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.

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:
Esme Jordaan

Contact Number:
079 656 4673

For all help & general information:
Esmé Jordaan
079 656 4673
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Ceres Kouebokkeveld

Leader's name:
Ben Du Toit

Contact Number:
083 564 3394

For all help & general information:
Esmé Jordaan
079 656 4673
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Ceres Witzenberg

Leader's name:
Robert Zulch

Contact Number:
082 416 6368

For all help & general information:
Esmé Jordaan
079 656 4673
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Drakenstein

Leader's name:
Kuba Miszewski

Contact Number:
082 080 7258

For all help & general information:
Esmé Jordaan
079 656 4673
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Langeberg

Leader's name:
Adrian Robinson

Contact Number:
072 550 7602

For all help & general information:
Esmé Jordaan
079 656 4673
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Stellenbosch

Leader's name:
Patrick Shone

Contact Number:
083 467 0405

For all help & general information:
Esmé Jordaan
079 656 4673
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Tulbagh Wolseley

Leader's name:
Ralf Harle

Contact Number:
082 318 7362

For all help & general information:
Esmé Jordaan
079 656 4673
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

Warm & Kouebokkeveld LV

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

Suretha (BBV Secretary)
Contact Number:
023 316 1230

For all help & general information:
Esmé Jordaan
079 656 4673
info@winelandsfpa.co.za

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

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.