RESPONSIBLE of fire brigade services in the country.§

RESPONSIBLE HEAD OF SEVERE DISASTER MANAGEMENTWhen a severe hazard happened, which caused larger impact to the nation, for example a huge flooding forced 250.000 people to be evacuated, and then the responsible head is the head of National Disaster Management Center (NDMC) since it is prone to become a national disaster. There are five branch functions for the national disaster management center, each of which is specially focusing different parts in disaster management:§  Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Building and Intervention: Develop and implement disaster management operational systems and coordinates disaster management capacity building and strategic research across all three spheres of government.§  Legislation and Policy Management: Develop disaster management and fire services policies, legislative frameworks and guidelines derived from the Disaster Management Act (DMA), the National Disaster Management Framework (NDMF) and the Fire Brigade Services Act (FBSA). The Chief Directorate also provides support to stakeholders on the implementation of the policies and frameworks.§  Integrated Provincial Disaster Management Support, Monitoring Evaluation Systems: Develop and implement an integrated system to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and performance of disaster management and fire services in the country. Section 21 of the DMA requires the establishment of mechanisms for monitoring, measuring and evaluation of disaster management plans, prevention efforts, mitigation, response and recovery by organs of state and other key role players involved in disaster management.§  Fire Services: Manage administration of the Fire Brigade Services Act, 1987 (Act No. 99 of 1987) (FBSA) is one of the key mandates of the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). The FBSA is administered by the Directorate: Fire Services Coordination (D: FSC) and provides for the establishment, maintenance, employment, coordination and standardization of fire brigade services in the country.§  Information Technology, Intelligence and Information Management Services: Guide the development of a comprehensive information management and communication system and establishes integrated communication links with all stakeholders.The Head of the NDMC is primarily responsible for ensuring that disaster risk management plans are developed and implemented in a uniform and integrated manner. However, the Act places explicit responsibility on organs of state (including provincial organs of state and municipalities) and other institutional role players involved in disaster risk management for the development and implementation of disaster risk management plan.The National Disaster Management of South Africa

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