The Western Cape Government with its partners in the Local Government Sphere, Safety and Security and Emergency services agencies are taking part in a functional scenario based training exercise (SBTE) in Bredasdorp from 20-23 November 2018. The course is presented by two well experience trainers with years of practical experience in real live disaster situations.  We welcome Michael Kopitzke and Eric Kurtz all the way from Missoula, Montana.  Mick and Eric is supported by NCC Environmental Services.

The exercise is taking place at Bredasdorp Park, in Bredasdorp and hosted by the Overberg District Municipality and the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association (goFPA).

This interagency exercise is made possible by the Western Cape Government’s Disaster Management Centre as part of a disaster readiness exercise for the province in the anticipation for this coming Fire Season.  This is intended to give the Western Cape Incident Management Team (IMT) an opportunity to enhance and apply their knowledge and experience, to a simulated wildfire incident.

During this time, Vulcan Wildfire Services will be presenting a Divisional Supervisor course to selected fire service’s members and goFPA Fire Management Unit leaders.  This course are arranged and paid for by the Western Cape Government Disaster Management Centre.

All enquiries can be directed to Louise Wessels at manager@overbergfpa.co.za.

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