Awareness & Education,General News

TMNP Prescribed Burning 2012

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) has undertaken a number of prescribed burns in some sections...

Fire
Awareness & Education,General News

Warning! Red and Orange days

Just a reminder during this very hot period, please remember to follow the FDI: Best Operating...

Posters - Fire Awareness
Awareness & Education,General News

Poster Campaign

Take a look at our posters in Ocean View! Part of our awareness campaign are these posters placed...

Educating Kids about Fire and the Environment
Awareness & Education,General News

Educating Kids about Fires

Enviro Wildfire Services is conducting a series of awareness programs for the CPFPA. The programs,...

The Cape Peninsula Fire Protection Association (CPFPA) extends across the Cape Peninsula Mountain chain. This rocky expanse stretches from signal hill in the far north across to Cape Point, due south at a distance of some 60km. To the east lies the newly proclaimed boundary extension enclosed by the N2 highway in the North and Baden Powell Drive to the east and south.

Renowned for its scenic beauty, the Peninsula gives rise to two prominent, world-famous landmarks, Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope. A unique body of land, the peninsula mountain chain co-exists with and is subjected too much of the activity of the Cape Town metropolitan area.

To the east, the extended boundary of the association encompasses a dynamic urban component of heavily populated terrain with land uses ranging from agriculture and industry to transformed residential suburbs.

Regionally, the south-western cape is home to the cape floristic kingdom, one of the six plant kingdoms of the world. This expanse of land is unique in that it covers a reasonable small area, yet it has an elevated abundance of plant species, numbering over 8700. The peninsula mountain chain features as a significant part of this kingdom, containing some 2 285 plant species. This dynamic vegetation is both fire-prone and fire dependant, making it a complex system to manage. Hosting a mosaic of urban and natural areas, the Peninsula is prone to issues of fire management in areas of high human density.

Recent News

  • TMNP Prescribed Burning 2012

    Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) has undertaken a number of prescribed burns in some sections of the national park.   Whilst fynbos is a fire-prone plant species, it is also both fire-adapted and fire-dependent and the use of fire therefore forms an integral part of the ecological management of the park. A prescribed burn is a controlled […]

    Posted on March 20, 2012 0 comments
  • Warning! Red and Orange days Fire

    Just a reminder during this very hot period, please remember to follow the FDI: Best Operating Practices.

    Posted on January 19, 2012 0 comments
  • Poster Campaign Posters - Fire Awareness

    Take a look at our posters in Ocean View! Part of our awareness campaign are these posters placed at appropriate sites around the Cape Peninsula.

    Posted on January 9, 2012 0 comments
  • Educating Kids about Fires Educating Kids about Fire and the Environment

    Enviro Wildfire Services is conducting a series of awareness programs for the CPFPA. The programs, aimed at educating children about the environment and the impact of fires have been started in Red hill and Ocean View.  

    Posted on December 22, 2011 1 comment