Fire Services Programmes

  1. Implementation of the national fire safety & prevention strategy
    • Strategic Objective: Improve the system of disaster  management and fire services
    • Annual Output: Support implementation of the National Fire Safety and Prevention Strategy through capacity assessments and support in 27 Municipalities by 31 March 2017

       2. Other key projects of the Directorate

Safe paraffin appliance awareness campaign. The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with two of its agencies i.e. the National Consumer Commission (NCC) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) and the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) are leading a safe paraffin appliance awareness campaign. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness on the usage of safe paraffin stoves and to eliminate poor quality stoves that tend to contribute to fires that often devastate informal settlements across the country. It is also aimed at improving intergovernmental cooperation and facilitating service delivery where the provision of safe consumer goods is concerned. To date, more than 5000 safe and compliant paraffin stoves in Gauteng, Free State and Northwest provinces;
  •  Hosting the National Fire Safety and Prevention summit;
  •  Urban Search and Rescue Capacity Building;
  •  Enhance the functioning of the Fire Services institutional structures;
  •  Fire loss and statistical data collection to understand fire trends in the country;
  •  Development of a career-path for the fire services;
  •  Provision of targeted support to provinces;
  •  Dangerous Goods Capacity Building;
  •  Implementation of localisation strategy regarding Personal Protective Equipment and uniforms of firefighter in collaboration with the textile industry.