Meet the Committee
Belinda van der Merwe
Chairperson – Delacon Fire
Belinda is the Manager at Delacon Fire.
She is registered as a professional planner at the SA Council for Planners, a member of the Fire Engineering Association of South Africa and has been a member of the SAQCC Fire 1475 Committee and FFETA Executive Committee since 2016.
Vice Chair – East Rand Fire
Astrid has served on the FFETA executive committee since 2005 and was elected Vice Chairperson in 2007.
She has also served on the SAQCC (Fire) executive committee and is one of the few female registered competent persons in the country, and is a respected member of the fire industry.
Treasurer – Phoenix Fire
John joined Chubb Fire in Port Elizabeth in 1991 as Workshop Superviser, before moving on to Technical Sales Consultant, and Quality Control.
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.
After buying Atlas Fire Security from her father in 1990, Lizl has been actively involved in the fire industry and serves on bodies such as the Industrial Fire Technology Association and the SAQCC.
She also serves on the board of the CENTA Fire Group.
Rosemary emigrated to South Africa in December 1989 and began working for FFETA in May 1990 when her father, Frank Sims, was the Administrator.
She took over the position after his death in July 1997, and assumed the position of Administrator of SAQCC (Fire) after its inception in 1999.
FES & S
Jeremy has served on the FFETA executive committee since 1985 and was Chairman for the period 1998 to 2003.
He is the managing director of his own fire equipment company and a director and technical chairman of the CENTA Group. Jeremy is also a founding member of the SAQCC (Fire).
After a career in the army and prison services, Ivan has been at the helm of his own successful fire company, IBR Fire, for 25 years.
A leader and innovator in the field, he is chairman of the SAQCC Fire Detection & Gas Suppression Committee, and also servers on the SAQCC Fire 1475 Committee.
Pre holds the position of Operations Manager at Fire Check, and is solely responsible for the company's fire stopping division, as well as its SANAS accredited test station and ISO 9001 quality system.
Pre is a qualified assessor and facilitator and holds an array of fire and safety related certificates.
CV to follow.
Tom has been a member of the Executive Committee of FFETA for many years, and has served as Chairman of the SAQCC Fire.
He is a director of the International Technical Competency Training University and is actively involved in the SAQCC (Fire), ECSA and SABS.
CV to follow.