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