New Risk Reduction Committee formed to minimize fire risks
A new Risk Reduction Committee has been set up by Kouga Municipal Fire Department to encourage all property owners to do their part to reducing the risk of fires in the region.
Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson commenting on the newly formed committee said “All property owners have a role to play in preventing fires by ensuring that there are no unnecessary combustible materials on their properties,” .
He said overgrown erven were among the factors that increased the risk of fire and that the municipality was also accelerating its own bush-clearing program.
Property owners have a responsibility to identify potential risk and take measures to decrease these risks. “This includes removing overgrown or dry vegetation, as well as safeguarding wood piles, garden furniture, chemicals and the like.”