Meet the Committee
She has since been actively involved in the fire industry and serves on bodies such as the Industrial Fire Technology Association and the SAQCC. She serves on the board of the CENTA Fire Group.
Her involvement with the fire industry began in early childhood when she began assisting her father in his fire equipment company. After completing her studies in 2001, she joined the family business and is now an integral part of it, not only ensuring the day to day smooth running of the business, but also assuming sole responsibility for the functioning of their SANAS accredited Test Station.
She is one of the few female SAQCC(Fire) registered competent persons in the country and has quickly become recognised as a respected and important member of the fire industry.
Jeremy is a founding member of the SAQCC (Fire), having served on their executive committee since its early beginnings in 1996. As chairman of their technical committee, he was appointed to oversee and edit the recent re-write of the SAQCC (Fire) Operations Manual. A further area of involvement is his participating membership of a number of SABS technical working committees, where he has been actively involved in the drafting and updating of various SANS standards for the fire industry.
In 2010 Pre joined Fire Check as a technician supervisor. He currently holds the position of Operations manager and is solely responsible for the company's fire doors and fire stopping divisions as well as Fire Check’s SANAS accredited test station and ISO 9001 quality system.
Pre is studying towards a National Diploma in Safety Management via UNISA, has completed a safety officers course through Action Training academy, and is a qualified assessor and facilitator.
Steve previously worked for a number of companies in South Africa including Barlows,AMIC and Standard Brands. He also worked with Shell in the chemical industry both in the UK and South Africa and has been in the country for 42 years.
He moved to G-One-Fire in 2008 as Service Manager and then to Phoenix Fire Protection in 2012, where he runs the Safety and Training Departments.
Tom lives in Potchefstroom with his wife and has three sons and one daughter. He is actively involved in all aspects of SAQCC (Fire), ECSA, SABS as well as being a member of the Executive Committee of FFETA for many years.
Belinda has a Baccalaureus degree in Town and Regional Planning (Cum Laude) (1986) (University of Pretoria), a B Com (Hons) Economics (Cum Laude) (1987) (University of Pretoria), IFE Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations and Safety (Institute for the Fire Engineers) (2013) and is a South African Qualification and Certification Committee (SAQCC) Fire Service Technician (SANS 1475).
Belinda is registered as a Professional Planner at the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) since 1992, is a member of the Fire Engineering Association of South Africa (since 2015) and has been a member of the SAQCC Fire 1475 Committee and FFETA Executive Committee since 2016.