Lions River Fire Protection Association

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The Lions River Fire Protection Association (LRFPA) is responsible for the co-ordination and management of rural veld and forest fire activities undertaken within the boundaries of the uMngeni and Impendle Municipalities of Kwazulu Natal. The LRFPA was established in 2005 and was formed to allow the participants to enhance effective fire prevention, protection, suppression and other fire control measures within the respective areas at risk from uncontrolled fires for the good of the local community in general. The LRFPA is responsible for ensuring facilities and resources are available for the reduction, readiness, response and recovery from any forest or rural veld fire incident.

Area of operation

The area of operation is centered on the town of Howick and with the rural areas of Hilton, Birnamwood, Merrivale, Karkloof, Currys Post, Mount West, Tweedie, Lions River, Dargle, Lidgetton, Balgowan, Nottingham Road, Fort Nottingham, Lower Lotheni, Boston and Impendle, forming the sub-areas within the area of operation. The total area of the uMngeni region is approximately 250 000 hectares. The area of operation is made up of light industry, dairy processing, furniture manufacturing, timber related agribusiness, hospitality, commercial agriculture (crop and livestock) as well as large tracts of commercial timber plantations.

VISION: The Lions River Fire Protection Association will be a leader in support and innovation to our community and volunteers who will provide the highest standard of excellence in the protection of the community from fires and other related emergencies. Our leadership and management will equip our volunteers, fire crews and forestry fire services to be a leading and respected resource within the Midlands of Kwazulu Natal.

MISSION: To provide a cohesive, enthusiastic Fire Protection Association trained and equipped to meet the needs of the community in an efficient, effective and professional manner.

34 Currys Post Road, Currys Post, Kwazulu Natal


P O Box 85, Howick, 3290

Inquiries: 073 704 5862
e-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fax: 086 551 5828
Burning Permits: 073 704 5862 / 078 392 1435 / 033-330 6369
Report Fires: 033-330 6369 / 073 704 5862 / 0861 596 372

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