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Emergency Services


“The unsurpassed African Emergency Service ensuring the community of Tshwane to develop and prosper in a safe and secure environment.” p>



“To provide an effective and efficient Emergency Service of excellence in the execution of all mandated functions.” .



The Emergency Services Department delivers on specific legislative mandates delegated to local government and therefore the department has to align it’s strategies, goals, objectives, key performance areas as well as specific key performance indicators to the CoT’s long term strategy, 5-year strategic plan, IDP as well as annual SDBIP and Budgets.

The Emergency Services Department focuses all its efforts on making Tshwane a city where the community can prosper in a safe and healthy environment. The departmental compilation reflects a diversity of functions of a highly specialised nature and ensures that all operational as well as governing activities and interventions are executed in an integrated manner addressing the safety needs of the community holistically.

The Emergency Services Department comprises of the following sub-divisions:

  • Community orientation: Provide and deliver sustainable services for the whole community based on needs assessments.
  • Transparency: Invite and encourage public sharing and democratic participation in the Municipality's activities.
  • Commitment: Focus and concentrate on the Municipality's core activities in a consistent manner.
  • Accountability: Report regularly to all stakeholders regarding the Municipality's performance.
  • Integrity: Conduct the Municipality's business in a fair, responsible, flexible, equitable and honest manner.
  • Non-racialism and non-sexism: Promote mutual respect and non-discriminatory policies and practices.
  • Fire Brigade
    • Fire and rescue
    • Fire Safety
    • Operational
    • Training
  • Disaster Management
  • The Licensing Unit
  • Community Safety Operational Administration (Internal division)
  • Standards Evaluation and Monitoring Unit (SEMU) (Internal division)


Chie​f of Emerg​ency Servic​es​​

​Ms Joan K De Beer

Tel: 012 358 2136


Executive Director: Emergency Medical Services

Mr Gabriel Kau

Tel: 012 358 2237

E-mail :

Chief Fire Officer

Mr Japie Lengoabala

Tel: 012 358 2593

E-mail :

Head: Disaster Management Centre

Mr Sam Nkosi

Tel: 012 358 2252

E-mail :

Executive Director: Support and Administration Services

Mr Johannes Masilela

Tel: 012 358 2202​

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