Friday, April 21, 2006

Worst fire season ever sparks call for private intervention

With a record number of veld and shack fires this fire season, several groups are calling for the establishment of more fire protection associations (FPAs) in the Western Cape. Fire and Disaster Dynamics (FDD), an organisation of former fire chiefs, has organised an inaugural meeting to set up an FPA in the Drakenstein.

"The problem is very, very bad; over the last six months shack fires have cost many lives," Danny Joubert of FDD said. Full Story

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