Lions River FPA Objectives Print

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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 the spread fire in our area of operation.

  • For the LRFPA and its membership within the area of operation to enjoy the respect and support of Local & District Government, as well as, the broader 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 plans.
  • 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 veld & forest fire prevention, inclusive of fires within¬† the rural / urban fringe (urban interface) of towns & suburbs.
  • 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 for use in the LRFPA Fire Coordination Centre by fire managers.
  • Facilitate a radio network coverage across the area of operation, to effectively manage fire and other types of emergencies, for the overall protection for our members and the general community.
  • Establish relationships and management systems with 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 the area of operation
  • To develop joint Development Control arrangements with the Local Municipalities to ensure the LRFPA and the Municipalities work together efficiently to plan low risk developments, along the urban interface.
  • The Executive Committee to be made up of landowner members and to work as a team that is a passionate and progressive, ensuring a proactive organization which has an ever increasing profile, coupled with making significant contributions to regional fire management initiatives.