Disaster Management and Fire Brigade Services: Overview


The Directorate Disaster Management and Fire Brigade Services aims to promote the development, implementation and maintenance of effective disaster management and fire brigade services in the Western Cape.

Disaster management aims at

  • Preventing or reducing the risk of disasters;
  • Mitigating the severity or consequences of disasters;
  • Emergency preparedness;
  • Rapid and effective response to disasters;
  • Post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation.
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Preparedness aims to prepare for and respond to disasters.


Recovery aims to co-ordinate relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

Fire Brigade Services

Fire Brigade Services aims to co-ordinate its services through the Western Cape.

The content on this page was last updated on 20 August 2013