Lions River Fire Protection Association

National Veld and Forest Fire Act 101: FPA Responsibilities PDF Print E-mail

In terms of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act 101 of 1998 the duties and responsibilities of the LRFPA are as follows;

  • Develop and apply a veldfire management strategy for its area;
  • Provide in the strategy for agreed mechanisms for the co-ordination of actions with adjoining fire protection associations in the event of a fire crossing boundaries;
  • Make rules and regulations which bind its members and landowners within the area of operation;
  • Identify the ecological conditions that affect the fire danger;
  • Regularly communicate the fire danger rating referred to in sections 9 and 10 to its members;
  • Organize and train its members in fire fighting, management and prevention;
  • Inform its members of equipment and technology available for preventing and fighting veldfires;
  • Provide management services, training and support for communities in their efforts to manage and control veldfires;
  • Furnish any information requested by the Minister in order to prepare or maintain the fire danger rating system;
  • Exercise the powers and perform the duties delegated to it by the Minister

 
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