|Position / Job Description :||Acting Manager Fire Services||
|Contact number :||023 615 1086|
We, the members of the Langeberg Municipal Disaster Management and Fire Services department dedicate our efforts to provide for the safety and welfare of the public through preservation of life, property and the environment.
It is the responsibility of each member to support the mission by subscribing to the following values.
For the Community:
For the Disaster Management and Fire Services Department:
All the services of the department are aligned to Section 84(1)(j) of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, Act 117 of 1998, Disaster Management Act No 57. (Act 57 of 2002) and the National Disaster Risk Management Framework.
The department seeks to create a safer environment through the provision of world-class, seamless, and cost-effective emergency services, to all communities of Langeberg Municipality.
This objective is realised through the provision of fire fighting and disaster management services and an effective 24-hour emergency call centre for the Fire Services. Citizens are provided with easy access to emergency services and are assured of a speedy response to emergencies and disaster situations.
The Fire department operates in terms of the Fire Brigade Services Act and its functions are as follows:
Disaster Management is a multi-sectoral function, which cuts across all municipal disciplines. In essence disaster management has to do with mitigation, as well as preparedness, relieve, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction processes before, during and following large scale events and disasters. It follows that disaster management mitigation plans will be incorporated within the budgets and capital projects of other disciplines, e.g. Civil Engineering, Electro technical Engineering, as well as Environmental Services.
Fire Fighting Fleet
The Langeberg Municipality embarked on a vehicle replacement/renewal program to supplement or replace old fire fighting vehicles.
In terms of this program a number of vehicles has been acquired during the past five years. This includes two major pumpers, a light all terrain pumper and two service vehicles.
As this is a new service the staff complement is presently very low, but is phased in incrementally subject to the availability of funds:
The current staff structure is as follows:
Manager: Disaster Management
Asst. Manager: Disaster Management
Twelve Cadet Fire Fighters.
Please click here to view the Plan - Disaster Management Plan