Situational Analysis of the 2017 Knysna Fires
There are different philosophies and approaches to the wildfire problem amongst the role-players in the Eden District. The focus going forward must not be on the differences but rather on shared common objectives which can bring the role-players together. The Vulcan report cannot ensure synergy but it aims to initiate the journey toward shared wildfire responsibility. By enhancing collaboration, planning, preparation and the response for wildfire risks, the Eden District can become truly wildfire resilient.
No single agency can successfully prepare and defend against the challenge of wildfires or be effective in safeguarding people, homes, businesses, infrastructure and the natural environment. The only successful strategy incorporates shared responsibility and synergy.
— Vulcan Wildfire Management.
"The goal is for relationships, systems and strategies to be adopted and improved in order to positively change the outcome of future wildfire incidents"
“When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it. Admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it.”
Chance of Disaster Happening Again if No Strategic Action is Taken
Number of Homes Destroyed or Damaged
Months Dedicated to Producing Vulcan Report
The Wildland Urban Interface
1. Flame and heat
2. Ember attack