We're looking for an exceptional candidate to fill this position in an exciting dynamic fire focused company.

General duties:

  • Able to execute fire risk assessments to local and international standards.
  • Familiarity with local (SABS) and international codes/ best practice (e.g. NFPA, BSi, FM Global, etc.)
  • Execute fire investigations according to NFPA 921.
  • Execute training in the classroom on the bouquet of courses the Association offers.
  • Advanced fire prevention skills.
  • Comprehends the fundamentals of fire safety engineering, and fire risk engineering.  
  • Able to draw up a budget aligned to tactical delivery plans, monitor effectiveness and report on variances.
  • Plan and manage performance, talent, succession and culture across function/s in order to improve performance.
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviour through personal involvement, commitment and dedication in support of organisational values.
  • Proactively manage the risk profile in line with area risk specialisation.
  • Proactively define and guide risk appetite.
  • Integrate business risk information, and compare, analyse and produce reports to identify trends, discrepancies and inconsistencies for decision making purposes.
  • Develop risk strategy and delivery plans in support of functional strategic objectives in partnership with leadership.
  • Establish mutually beneficial relationships with risk stakeholders that support thought leadership, innovative and integrated practice solutions.
  • Anticipate and meet the needs of business and commit to continuous development and entrenchment of a fire risk engineering culture.
  • Manage risk losses for the overall business

Minimum Qualification - Relevant Post Graduate Degree/ Diploma + Experience in Fire. Minimum 5 years’ experience in a relevant fire risk management, and training function.  

Requirements (Skills)

  • Degree/ diploma in engineering, or other relevant fire qualification
  • 5+ years in management.
  • 5+ years in fire risk engineering, conducting risk assessments and fire investigations
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office.

Latest News

  • New administrator vacancy - posted 28 April 2021

    The Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA) is seeking an Administrative Officer to join our team and support our daily office duties. A successful Administrative Officer will act as the point of contact for all employees and clients, providing administrative support and managing their queries. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your CV. 

    Read more ...  
  • Hydrants (water infrastructure)

     

    We have been talking a lot about hydrants these past couple of days, unfortunately inspired by the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital fire. Whilst we cannot comment on what went wrong for that specific incident because we have not conducted a fire investigation at those premises, we thought it would be useful to circulate some information on fire flow and hydrants. Please note that extracts of tabulated data are sourced from SANS 10090: Community Protection Against Fire.

    Read more ...  
  • Firebreak Preparation

    Minimum width of 15 meters, however this could be extended depending on the gradient of a location, wind conditions, combustibility of the fuel material, as well as flame height conditions. ​

    Full 2004 SANParks Report here. 

    Full 2017 Santam Report on "Mega Fires".

    Read more ...  

AccreditationBanner01