To develop and implement disaster management operational systems and coordinates disaster management capacity building and strategic research across all three spheres of government.
Legislation And Policy Management
To develop disaster management and fire services policies, legislative frameworks and guidelines derived from the Disaster Management Act (DMA), the National Disaster Management Framework (NDMF) and the Fire Brigade Services Act (FBSA). The Chief Directorate also provides support to stakeholders on the implementation of the policies and frameworks across the sectors and spheres of government..
Integrated Provincial Disaster Management Support, Monitoring Evaluation Systems
To develop and implement an integrated system to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and performance of disaster management and fire services in the country. Section 21 of the DMA requires the establishment of mechanisms for monitoring, measuring and evaluation of disaster management plans, prevention efforts, mitigation, response and recovery by organs of state and other key role players involved in disaster management. In this regard, the Performance Monitoring Unit is responsible for ensuring that an integrated system to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of disaster management and fire services is developed and implemented in the country.
To manage administration of the Fire Brigade Services Act, 1987 (Act No. 99 of 1987) (FBSA) is one of the key mandates of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). The FBSA is administered by the Directorate: Fire Services Coordination (D: FSC) and provides for the establishment, maintenance, employment, coordination and standardisation of fire brigade services in the country.
Information Technology, Intelligence And Information Management Services
To guide the development of a comprehensive information management and communication system and establishes integrated communication links with all disaster management role players.