RHEENENDAL FIRE MANAGEMENT UNIT (RFMU)
The Rheenendal FMU falls under the administration of the Southern Cape Fire Protection Association, and is facilitates and co-ordinates fire prevention, mitigation and response efforts in Rheenendal.
Rheenendal has been identified as a wildfire hotspot within an area extreme fire risk, and has been impacted by two major wildfires in the past 3 years (2017 and 2019).
The RFMU is driving a strategic pivot in regional wildfire management practice towards the implementation of strategic firebreaks spanning larger areas as being a more effective fire prevention and mitigation tool, rather than individual firebreaks on each property.
We are fortunate to have a highly experienced and capable head of the RFMU, Mr. Deon van Zyl, at the reins.
For queries and further information contact:
Deon Van Zyl
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