Building Fire Resilient Communities


To work with our members, government, corporate and community organisations for continuous improvement in legislation, standards, education, awareness, products and services for the protection of life, property and the environment from fire and related emergencies.


Accountability – Acknowledging and assuming responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies. It can be applied to both individual accountability on the part of members and accountability of the Association as a whole.
Commitment – Committing to great product, service, and other initiatives that impact lives within and outside the Association.
Community –Contributing to society and demonstrating corporate social responsibility.
Empowerment – Encouraging members to take initiative. Adopting an error-embracing environment to empower members to lead and make decisions.
Integrity – Acting with honesty and honor without compromising the truth
Ownership – Taking care of the Association and stakeholders as they were one’s own.

Operational Functions

The principal objects of the Association are to:-
To act in good faith for and on behalf of its members in respect of integrated fire management;
Facilitate the protection of members’ forests (commercial and indigenous), sugar cane fields and agricultural crops as well as natural flora and fauna in the Association’s area of operation, by providing aerial support services, detection services and associated ground support services where required and in accordance with membership subscriptions;
Establish a forum of communication between its members and relevant stakeholders with regard to the prevention, protection against and combating of fires throughout its area, via sub-committees of the Executive Committee (Exco), Provincial Integrated Resources Committee (PIRC) in respect of subscribing aviation support service members, detection support service members, basic membership coordination & dispatch and fire awareness programmes in respect of all registered member fire protection associations in Mpumalanga;
Provide infrastructure for the deployment and co-ordination of fire fighting and reconnaissance aircraft, detection services, and any other fire management service which may be of benefit to its members, within the province, inclusive of ground operations and Incident Command Centres.
Provide the necessary research into techniques of preventing wild fires, suppressing wild fires and ensuring continual streamlining procedures and operations;
Promote a public awareness of the risk, mitigation measures and operational suppression activities with regard to veld and forest fires;
Do whatever else may be necessary or appropriate to assist in the performance of the above objects in as cost effective a manner for the benefit of its members.