Any person from who’s land a fire can start or spread where such a fire can be classified as a veld fire and who is deemed to be the responsible person or entity may join North Eastern FS FPA.
The National Veld and Forest Fire Act (Act 101 of 1998) deems any person or entity except the owner that is in control of a given piece of land through a contract, agreement or court order to be the responsible person or entity. This includes tenants, commanders, chief executive officers and executive committees or governing bodies of community or other organisations.
The Act however stipulates that all state owned or controlled land must join a FPA should an FPA exist in the area where such land is located.
Daily sms - two sms will be sent as at 10:00 and 14:00.
FDI = Fire Danger Index
Region = Free State North East
Date and time as actual at 10:00 or 14:00
T = Temperature as at actual date and time
RH = Relative Humidity in % at time of reading
Wind = Direction and speed at time of reading
Rain = on day if so
FDI = Fire Danger Index and Colour as at time of reading
FC = Forecast of FDI as at 14:00
3 Day Forecast = Expected FDI for next 3 days
Blue = 0-20 safe Green = 21-45 moderate Yellow = 46-60 dangerous Orange = 61-75 very dangerous Red => 75 extremely dangerous
The FDI as at 14:00 should be used to burn or not to burn. FDI should not exceed 55 on day of burn or above 60 for the following day.
Do not burn if:
Temp > 20 plus
Wind > 20 plus
Humidity < 20 and less
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