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WOF PROGRAMME: A NATIONAL RESOURCE FOR INTEGRATED FIRE MANAGEMENT IN SA by Mmaphaka Tau NDMC & Co-chair: WoF PowerPoint Presentation
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WOF PROGRAMME: A NATIONAL RESOURCE FOR INTEGRATED FIRE MANAGEMENT IN SA by Mmaphaka Tau NDMC & Co-chair: WoF

WOF PROGRAMME: A NATIONAL RESOURCE FOR INTEGRATED FIRE MANAGEMENT IN SA by Mmaphaka Tau NDMC & Co-chair: WoF

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  1. WOF PROGRAMME: A NATIONAL RESOURCE FOR INTEGRATED FIRE MANAGEMENT IN SAby Mmaphaka TauNDMC &Co-chair: WoF

  2. OUTLINE OF THE PRESENTAITON • History and mandate of the WoF programme • Resources available • WoF Departments • Distribution of WoF teams • WoF teams and partners • WoF training • WoF commercial operations • WoF aviation • WoF corporate services • WoF dispatch and coordination • WoF fire statistics: Dec 2007 – July 2008 • WoF financial department and Budget • Concluding statement

  3. ABOUT THE WOF PROGRAMME 2003 - 2010

  4. ABOUT THE WOF PROGRAMME • WoF is a South African, government-funded, multi-partner programme established and officially launched in September 2003 to focus on integrated fire management and veld and forest fires fighting • The phenomenally effective programme (WoF) was originally inspired by officials from the United States Forestry Services who shared their expertise and knowledge with visiting South African firefighters. • Imbedded in government’s Expanded Public Works Program (EPWP), the project combines sound land management principles and best practice veld and forest fire fighting expertise with the need to create jobs and develop skills • The programme is managed in terms of a three year tender (i.e. WP 9191: 2007 – 2010) between government represented by the DWAF & dplg and the FFA Group. • The Executive chairpersonship of the WoF programme is a shared responsibility between DWAF and dplg.

  5. WOF RESOURCES AVAILABLE • WoF Aerial and Ground Resources available to Local, Provincial and National Disaster Management centres. • User is responsible for variable costs.

  6. WOF DEPARTMENTS • WoF Programme • Transport • Training • Commercial Operations • Aviation • Corporate Services • Dispatch & Coordination • Financial Department

  7. Distribution of WoF teams

  8. WoF Teams and Partners

  9. SAMIL 50’S

  10. TRAINING • The WoF Training Academy was formally launched in June 2008 due to an urgent need for an urgency that could train hand-crew fire fighting resources where teams are based but could be deployed nationally

  11. Commercial • Any fire breaks, prescribed burning or fuel reduction activities done against payment for landowners.

  12. Aviation

  13. AERIAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE • 19 Cessna Spotter Aircraft • 10 UH-1 Huey Helicopter Aircraft • Second Call on 22 Bomber Aircraft • 15 Airbases Nationally

  14. CORPORATE SERVICES • Human Resources • Logistics • Statistics • Legal

  15. DISPATCH & COORDINATION • 1 National Coordinator (NDMC) • 6 Provincial Coordinators (WC, GAU, MPU & LIMP, FS, EC, KZN) • 15 Dispatch Centres • Limpopo • Mpumalanga • Piet Retief • Warburton • Tempe Airbase • Vryheid • Shafton • Kwambonambi • Weza • Stellenbosch • Newlands • Fisantekraal • Tulbach • Stutterheim • George

  16. Can approve if payment is guaranteed Can approve if payment is guaranteed Can approve if payment is guaranteed DISPATCH & COORDINATION • CALL OUT PROCEDURES NDMC REQ ASST NATIONAL COORDINATOR REQ ASST REFER FOR PAYMENT Provincial Disaster Mngt. Centre REQ ASST WOF PROVINCIAL COORD CENTRE REFER FOR PAYMENT REQ ASST LOCAL DISASTER MNGT. CENTRE REQ ASST WOF DISPATCH CENTRE

  17. FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT • Financial Manager • Group Accountant • 4 Bookkeepers • 1 Debtors Clerk • 1 Creditors Clerk • 1 Payroll Administrator • The 2008/09 WoF budget stands at R105 m and financial records are audited annually by renowned auditing companies

  18. Concluding Statement • In line with its mandate, the WoF programme will always strive to enhance the sustainability and protection of life, livelihoods, ecosystem services and natural processes through integrated fire management in order to contribute to the enhancement of Broad Based Economic Empowerment, skills development, social equity and accelerated service delivery.

  19. Concluding statement • While the focus of WoF will always be integrated fire management, the WoF’s underlying motivation is social upliftment and skills development designed to build self esteem and help beneficiaries to fulfill their true potential.

  20. Thank You for Your Attention mmaphakat@ndmc.gov.za +27 (0) 12 334 0404 +27 (0) 82 884 5541