RAPID RESPONSE – FIREFIGHTING AGENT SERVICES

WILDFIRES CAN ENDANGER LIFE, LIVELIHOODS AND PROPERTY REQUIRING A SPECIALISED PROFESSIONAL AND RAPID RESPONSE.

FIGHTING FIRES FOR YOU

NCC has decades of experience locally and abroad (in the United States) managing some of the most experienced and capable wildfire crews in South Africa.

Since 2015, NCC has been actively trying to grow, develop and professionalise the wildland firefighting industry in South Africa, basing many of its operations on international best practice.

With over 100 firefighters currently in its employ, NCC is contracted to provide Type 1 and Type 2 teams to a variety of clients, including:

  • South African National Parks (Table Mountain National Park with integrated fire management support to the other Parks in the Cape Region – Agulhas National Park, Bontebok National Park, Tankwa National Park & West Coast National Park)
  • Western Cape Disaster Management, Fire and Rescue Services
  • CapeNature
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality
  • Overberg District Municipality
  • Rocky Mountain Fire Company
    (Montana, USA)
  • Various Private Landowners

OUR WILDFIRE AGENT SERVICE OFFERINGS

RAPID ATTACK RESPONSE

NCC provides a rapid fire attack and initial response service to its clients. In the event of a wildfire, NCC will dispatch an experienced and trained initial response team to mitigate your risk and assist in the coordination of the necessary fire suppression activities. This includes informing the client of fires in the area and specifically those fires that could impact on the client’s property. The team will stay on site until the risk is reduced or until the services are no longer required.

LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS

Landowners who own land from which a veldfire may start, or from which a fire may spread, must under section 17(1) of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act (no 101 of 1998) comply with the following:
(a) have such equipment, protective clothing and trained personnel for extinguishing fires as are
  (i) prescribed; or
  (ii) in the absence of prescribed requirements, reasonably required in the circumstances;
(b) ensure that in his or her absence, responsible persons are present on or near his or her land who, in the event of fire, will:
 (i) extinguish the fire or assist in doing so; and
 (ii) take all reasonable steps to alert the owners of adjoining land and the relevant fire protection association, if any.

Under Section 17(2), a land owner may appoint an agent to do all that he or she is required to do in terms of this section.

It is for this reason that NCC has developed a tailor-made solution to assist landowners in mitigating their risks and protecting their properties. The rapid response team (Engine Boss and one wildland firefighter) will respond directly to your property with a firefighting skid unit, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On arrival, the team will seek to mitigate the risk and assist in the coordination and notification of all the relevant organisations, if not already informed (e.g. CoCT Fire and Rescue Services, the FPA, affected neighbours). Our firefighting unit is a 4 X 4 bakkie with a 600l water tank/skid unit , a portable fire pump, 100 l/min @ 1000 kPa, 1 x 25 mm x 30 m hose reels, with jet spray nozzles and two McCloud hoe rakes, two fire beaters and one slasher.

RATES & TERMS 2024 – 2025

NCC offers this service to landowners within the CoCT throughout the year, but with a minimum contract period of twelve (12) months. The cost for this service is dependent on the size of the entire property. There is a once off initiation and site inspection fee of R 4 015 excl VAT. At this time we will undertake a site wildfire risk assessment and provide the client with a report on the outcomes of the assessment in the form of a risk profile.

For more information, please contact Dean 021 7022884 or via e-mail fire@ncc-group.co.za

Monthly fee excl VAT
0 – 50 ha:       R 1 530.00
51- 100 ha:      R 2 130.00
101- 300 ha:   R 4 000.00
301- 500 ha:   R 4 675.00

Properties over 500 Ha and/or properties with extreme security or wildfire risk – the monthly rate will be quoted on per application