Duties in terms of the Act 101

Duties of Fire Protections Associations

In terms of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act 101 of 1998 duties of the LRFPA are as follows;

  • Develop and apply a veldfire management strategy for its area;
  • Provide in the strategy for agreed mechanisms for the co-ordination of actions with adjoining fire protection associations in the event of a fire crossing boundaries;
  • Make rules which bind its members;
  • Identify the ecological conditions that affect the fire danger;
  • Regularly communicate the fire danger rating referred to in sections 9 and 10 to its members;
  • Organise and train its members in fire fighting, management and prevention;
  • Inform its members of equipment and technology available for preventing and fighting veldfires;
  • Provide management services, training and support for communities in their efforts to manage and control veldfires;
  • Furnish any information requested by the Minister in order to prepare or maintain the fire danger rating system;
  • Exercise the powers and perform the duties delegated to it by the Minister.

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