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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. 

The latest fire statistic data provided by the SA municipalities and analysed by the FPASA reveals the following:

  • For the 2016/2017 municipal reporting period, there were 5283 informal dwelling fires recorded by municipalities and reported to the FPASA.
  • The value of this loss equates to R179 513 324 – reported by the municipalities across SA.
  • From the period 2007 to present– the financial losses incurred in informal dwellings has been increasing year-on-year consistently, with the current reporting period reflecting the highest financial losses to date. 

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 is the only Association in Africa that offers the aforementioned Diploma in Fire Prevention and Advanced Fire Prevention.

Download the info pack here to learn more.

Contact us on 011 397 1618/19 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. + This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

 

 

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

We will re-open on 07 January 2019. 

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

merry xmas and happy new year

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Fire Prevention starts with you!

The most effective way to protect yourself and your home or business from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. Knowledge is the key to help in preventing fires. See the articles below on Fire Safety tips and see how you can protect yourself from the dangers of fire.

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