2019 Course Prospectus

06-07 December 2018 was used strategically to host a 2 day workshop by the National Task Team to enhance funding of Fire Services. The event was hosted at the FPASA in Boksburg. This was a commendable event, geared at unpacking critical issues impacting the fire services and all stakeholders present added considerable value. 

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In July 2018, the FPASA provided free Workplace Firefighting and Breathing Appartus training to the municipal managers of Namakwa. 

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Though the S.A. building regulations does not provide extensive detail in thatch construction - please read through the below guide from the Thatchers Association of South Africa (TASA) for more guidance. 

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The Mayor of St. Francis Bay explains the fire started as a consequence of informal settlers clearing space for the erection of informal dwellings. Part of the process entailed the informal settlers setting vegetation alight. However, due to strong winds, the fire spread to surrounding areas and eventually caught onto thatch of surrounding formal dwellings. Once the thatch caught alight, this then spread rapidly. Due to the valiant efforts of St. Francis Bay firefighters and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan municipality, the fire was brought under control. No people are reported dead, and at least 11 homes have been serverely damaged. (See video below)

This year the FPASA wanted to honour women in the Fire and Emergency Services as they truly are our unsung heroes. Women, and men, risk their lives every day for our safety and wellbeing, however women experience discrimination and a host of other historical issues which are now being addressed on a national level. The National Disaster Management team, primarily Dr. Moses Khangale and Mr. Lloyd Phetu, acknowledge the significant contribution of women in fire emergency services and together with the FPASA wanted to pay tribute to women who inspire us every day. 

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Renay Sewpersad, MD FPASA, delivering the opening address at the 2018 FPASA/NDMC Womens Day event. 

Latest News

  • FPASA and the Insurance Apprentice 2020 - "Fighting Fire with Fire"

    The FPASA recently participated in the Insurance Apprentice 2020. 

    "I am super proud of my team at the FPASA for playing their role in helping produce Episode 6 of the South African Insurance Apprentice 2020- "Fighting Fire with Fire". My team simply outdid themselves and contributed significantly to information sharing in the realm of firefighting, fire prevention, and general risk assessment for an insurance perspective". Renay Sewpersad

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  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Continued training March 2020

    We can confirm that we will be continuing our training courses as normal whilst we monitor the latest government and medical advice.

    As this is a rapidly changing situation, we will endeavor to notify all of our members and customers of any changes we are required to make as soon as possible.

    We ask in advance for patience and understanding whilst we navigate these trying times.

    We are committed to the health and wellness of all our staff and delegates. 

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  • Bylaws - 2020

    Did you know that each metropolitan/ district has its own unique set of fire laws by which to abide?

    These are over and above the normal legislated requirements as per SANS 10400: Parts A, T & W. 

    Do yourself a favour and register to attend this course to round off your fire education with us. 

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