Mangaung Fire Department

The Mangaung Local Municipality is situated in the Free State Province of South Africa. From 2000, the Transitional Local Councils of Bloemfontein, Thaba Nchu and Botshabelo as well as two rural councils were merged to form the Mangaung Local Municipality. Mangaung is the sixth largest city in the country and covers about 6 300 square kilometers. It is home to almost 850 000 people – 23% of the Free State’s population. (source: Braby’s Free State Business Directory).  The Bloemfontein Municipality’s Fire Department was established in 1896 and the Thaba Nchu Fire Department in 1980 by the old Boputhatswana Government. Botshabelo and the two rural councils had no fire departments. To view 2009 incident statistics, click here.

CONTACT THE MANGAUNG FIRE DEPARTMENT

  • Manager, Emergency Services: Mr. C. Lamprecht – Tel. 051 – 406 6305
  • Chief Fire Officer: Mr. J.M. van der Westhuizen – Tel. 051 – 406 6305
  • Disaster Manager: Tel. 051 – 406 6435
  • Emergencies: 051 – 406 6666
  • Training: 051 – 405 8591/2
  • Operational: 051 – 405 8730
  • Fire Prevention : 051 – 406 6480

SECTIONS

Operational Response
Fire fighting, rescues, hazardous materials, humanitarian services, special services.
West region: Me. J Scheepers: 051-405 8186
East region: Mr. S.S. Masukelo: 051-873 3066
Operational Support
Maintenance of vehicles, equipment and buildings.
Contact: Mr. H.J. van Vuuren: 051-405 8755
Fire Safety
For the prevention of fires.
Contact: Mr. P. Moloi: 051-406 6472
Public Education
Public awareness programs.
Contact: Mr. K.P. Khutlane: 051-406 6305
Training

Courses presented by the training department
Contact person: Mr. N.H. Allen: 051-405 8592

  1. Firefighter 1 Including Hazmat Awareness Course – R 6 871.98 per person
  2. Firefighter 1 And 2 Including Hazmat Awareness And Hazmat
    Operations Course – R 7 427.25 per person
  3. Hazmat Awareness Course – R 721.06 per person
  4. Hazmat Operations Course – R 1 423.70 per person
  5. Fire Instructor – R 1 105.27 per person
  6. Fire Officer 1 – R 1 105.27
  7. Rescue Awareness – R 2 314.05 per person
  8. Rescue Operations – R 3 031.60 per person
  9. Rescue Technician – R 2 210.54 per person
  10. Intermediate Practical Firefighting Course – R 835.09 per person
  11. First Aid Training – Contact Me K Claasens at 051 – 406 6440 / 051 – 406 6435

Prices may be subject to change.

Subjects presented as part of a national diploma in Fire Technology
Central University of Technology
Contact: Dr. R Smith tel. 051-507 3128 or Mr. B van Zyl tel. 051-405 8730

  1. Emergency Management
  2. Fire Construction
  3. Fire Hydraulics
  4. Chemistry: Emergency Services
  5. Physics: Emergency Services
  6. Fire Technology
  7. Fire Technology: Practical

 

FIRE STATIONS IN THE MANGAUNG AREA

Central Fire Station – President Brand Street, Bloemfontein
Erlich Park Fire Station – Church Street, Bloemfontein
Bayswater Fire Station – Nantes Street, Bloemfontein
L.A. “Kamanda” Thapedi Fire Station – Namibia, Mangaung
Selosesha Fire Station – Thaba Nchu