Lions River Fire Protection Association

FPA Objectives PDF Print E-mail

The LRFPA is focused on the achievement of the following objectives:

  • To inform and guide our community on all the risks associated to veld and forest fires and to ensure fire prevention and planning is used to mitigate fire in our area of operation.
  • For the LRFPA and its membership within the area of operation to enjoy the respect and support of the community.
  • To ensure planning and resources are in place and to proactively ensure communities within the LRFPA area of operation are appropriately protected in the context of rural fire reduction, readiness, response and recovery.
  • To ensure fire suppression is well coordinated and effective.
  • To ensure minimum equipment and personnel standards are met or exceeded.
  • To ensure landowners are educated about forest and rural fire prevention.
  • To facilitate the implementation of a personnel fire fighter training programme - from a minimum of basic training to crew leader and specialized courses, for the benefit of its members.
  • Provision of quality maps to the Incident Command Centre to fire managers and or fire volunteers in their work.
  • Facilitate a radio network coverage across the area of operation, to effectively manage fire and other types of emergencies, for the protection for our members and the general community.
  • Establish relationships and management systems with our sister agencies (such as Provincial government departments, commercial forestry and local government fire services) to provide good working relationships and to ensure appropriate levels of hazard reduction are achieved.
  • Manage and co-ordinate all fire suppression operations within its area of operation
  • To develop joint Development Control arrangements with our Municipalities to ensure the LRFPA and our Municipalities work together efficiently to plan low risk developments.
  • Our Executive Committee made up of landowner members works as a team that is a passionate and progressive, ensuring a proactive organization which has an increasing profile and making a significant contribution to the regional fire management initiative.


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