Disaster Management and Fire and Rescue Services: Overview

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

Disaster management aims to

  • Prevent or reduce the risk of disasters;
  • Mitigate the severity or consequences of disasters;
  • Emergency preparedness;
  • Rapidly and effectively respond to disasters;
  • Provide for 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 & Rescue Services

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

The content on this page was last updated on 1 April 2016