Fire Services Overview
The Cape Winelands District experiences wild land fires from November to April annually therefore communities and the environment are extremely vulnerable to these types of disasters that have the potential to set back economic and social development.
The Fire Services renders its service to its community in terms of the Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act 117 of 1998) (as amended) Section 84(1) (j) states that a district municipality has the following functions and powers
Fire-fighting services serving the area of the district municipality as a whole, which includes:
- planning, co-ordination, and regulation of fire services;
- specialised fire fighting services such as mountain, veld and chemical fire services;
- co-ordination of the standardisation of infrastructure, vehicles, equipment and procedures;
- training of fire officers
Emergency Response and Training
We have five (5) Fire Depots strategically situated throughout our area of jurisdiction, with the Head Office and Emergency Control Centre being in Bird Street Stellenbosch. Our Fire and Rescue Academy services fire fighters from all over the Western Cape Province and provides IFSAC accredited courses such as HAZMAT Awareness, Fire Fighter 1, HAZMAT Operational and Fire Fighter 2.
Contact us for more information:
Chief Fire Officer
General Enquires: 021 – 888 5819
Emergency Number: 021 – 887 4446