Fire & Rescue Services

Overview

The Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) provides the following firefighting services as per the Local Government, Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998, Chapter 5, 84 (j)

(j) Firefighting services serving the area of the district municipality as a whole, which includes-

   (i) planning, co-ordination and regulation of fire services;

   (ii) specialized firefighting services such as mountain, veld and chemical fire services;

   (iii) co-ordination of the standardization of infrastructure, vehicles, equipment and procedures;

   (iv) training of fire officers.

GRDM attends to Hazardous Material incidents over the entire district and render mutual assistance with firefighting (structural) and rescue services to local municipalities.  GRDM also offer advice on fire prevention strategies to landowners and the general public alike.

As a district municipality, GRDM has the following resources to optimally perform an effective and efficient service, to the public, namely:

  • 1 x Main Fire Station in George which includes 4 Fire Officers and 24 firefighters, as well as 3 medium tankers and 4 skid units (bakkies).
  • A x Sub-Station in Riversdale which includes 6 firefighters, 1 medium 4×4 fire tender and a 4×4 skid unit (bakkie).
  • A x Sub-Station in Ladismith which include 6 firefighters, 1 medium 2×4 fire tender, 1 rescue bakkie and a 4×4 skid unit (bakkie).

Additionally, Council annually approves the recruitment of 10 – 12 learner firefighters for the High Risk Fire Season which stretches from 01 December to 30 April.

For more information or queries, please contact:

Mr Freddy Thaver
Fire Chief
Tel:
044 803 1300
E-mail: firechief@gardenroute.gov.za

Mr Clive Africa
Executive Manager: Community Services
Tel: 
044 803 1572
E-mail:
community@gardenroute.gov.za