Fire Confederation of Southern Africa

April 2006 News & Events

The Fire Confederation of Southern Africa was established in 2005.

Historically, the fire industry has been sub-divided through various associations with limited communication between them, leading to unnecessary duplication of activities and a lack of synergy between allied industries.

The formation of the Fire Confederation is needed to provide a single forum where all individual fire industry bodies can be represented.

A steering group has been formed with representatives from the following organisations:

* Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa (FPASA).

* Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE).

* South African Qualification Certification Committee (SAQCC - Fire).

* Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau (ASIB).

* Fire Detection Installers Association (FDIA)

* South African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI).

* Fire Fighting Equipment Traders Association (FFETA).

* Fire Detection Installers Association Gas Extinguishing Division (FDIAGED).

* Fire Engineers Association of South Africa (FEASA).

Mission statement

The Fire Confederation of Southern Africa is a facilitating body for representative organisations from different market sectors, providing a central point of communication, interaction, co-operation and co-ordination for the fire industry.


The FCSA is a body that aims to unite the fire industry through a single forum to advise on fire related issues and further professional interaction between member disciplines. Each independent organisation/association will continue in its present guise providing leadership for its own industry sector.


Encourage exchange of information between all interest parties within the fire industry.

Facilitate co-operation between member organisations for undertaking skills development programmes and training to increase quality and professionalism in the fire industry.

Provide a central marketing function for promotion and awareness of the fire industry.

Facilitate a training curriculum for all aspects of 'fire' via its representative bodies.

Provide a liaison body to guide SANS in setting of fire standards.

Adopt and recognise competency levels and acknowledge registration for proven competent technicians, installers, servicemen, system designers and consultants.

Promote inspection bodies to oversee and discipline companies and competent persons not adhering to set industry standards.

Provide support and expert assistance in prosecution or legal matters.

Confederation current status

The steering committee is currently compiling a set of 'by-laws' and ideas for the formation of a full committee and structure for the organisation.

Ideas for funding of the Confederation are under discussion.

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