Accredited and community focused fire service
Firefighters save more than just homes, they save hearts, memories and dreams.
Helderberg Fire Watch is based in Somerset West and serves the Helderberg area
Due to the recent huge fires experienced in and around the Helderberg area, a need arose for a volunteer based Fire Service. Helderberg Fire Watch was established in November 2017 and comprises of 3 full-time Officers and over 25 volunteer crew.
At the heart of our business are the community members that are subscribers. This allows us to respond quickly to fires that directly endanger them as well as fires in open public areas that could impact the community.
We are able to offer special packages to housing estates, farms and commercial properties in the Helderberg area.
These packages include inspections for fire safety and compliance, fire training and also swift reaction and response in the case of fire.
Helderberg Fire Watch offers Integrated Fire Management Solutions
HFW mobilizes our team of volunteers to work in conjunction with other organisations to suppress wildfires and veldfires in the Helderberg area.
Whether it's man made or an environmental disaster, HFW is always on hand to assist wherever possible.
The Helderberg area has been known to suffer from terrible flooding the past. HFW is trained to assist with co-ordinated flood relief.
HFW can carry out inspections and help you to develop fire management plans to prevent fires and to ensure the safety of lives and property.
We offer fire training to the public. It is an invaluable skill for anyone, but particularly useful to key role players such as NHW , security members and managers estates.
Due to the high number of people at events, fire safety and security is required in case of emergencies. Helderberg Fire Watch is accredited and the right team for the job.
As part of fire prevention and management, a controlled burn is sometimes necessary. HFW is able to assist to ensure that the fire remains under control.
Our team have been trained to a high level of incident command management systems, ensuring that they are able to facilitate communication and response in the best manner during an emergency.
We consider it our duty to help our community especially in areas requiring a helping hand. A big part of that is providing education about fire safety and prevention
We have 3 full-time fire officers qualified in Incident Command Systems Management (ICS 300).