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. 

This year the FPASA embarked on an ambitious strategy to empower all Fire Departments nationally.

The FPASA trained over 225 firefighters (a minimum of 25 from each of the 9 provinces) in South Africa on Fire Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies (FRAPS) free of charge.

Eastern Cape training

 Eastern Cape FRAPS training

The FPASA will be closed between 24 December 2018 and 04 January 2019.

We will re-open on 02 January 2019. 

Have a blessed and safe festive season, from the FPASA family

merry xmas and happy new year

Latest News

  • FPASA Fire Magazine _ March 2020

    Good day our lovely members and readers,

    Since we know there will be a lag in delivery of the magazine via courier, due to the national lockdown, we are e-maling each member a copy of the magazine. 

    Please enjoy the read, and please keep in contact via email. 

    Should you not have received a copy already, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will shortly receive the latest edition.  

    Alternatively, please log in to the website to access the FIRE journal. 

    Thank you, Renay

    FIRE Mag - March 2020

     
  • Training at FPASA - 08/04/2020

    The FPASA is committed to still providing education. We have transitioned to enable lessons to be conducted online. 

    Thus, if you would like to participate in the following courses, please do make a booking with us:

     - Fire Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies

    - Advanced Fire Prevention

    - SANS 10400, Parts A, T, W

    - Bylaws

    - CFPA Principles in Fire Safety Engineering

     

    We look forward to hosting you very soon! 

    Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / 011 397 1618

     
  • SA national lockdown, COVID-19

    Due to the imposed national lockdown, please note that we too shall be on lockdown, reopening on 17 April 2020.

    Should you require any information related to COVID-19, please visit https://sacoronavirus.co.za/

    For your training, fire risk assessment, technical inquiry or other fire-related needs, please contact us on the following:

    Technical enquiry: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    Course bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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    Finance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

     

    Thank you, Renay Sewpersad

     

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