Meet the Committee
Belinda van der Merwe
Chairperson – Delacon Fire
Belinda is a SAQCC Fire 1475 fire technician and an Affiliate Member of the Institution of Fire Engineering. She is involved in the fire industry since 2012 and co-owner of Delacon Fire. She is also a member of the SAQCC Fire 1475 Committee. Belinda is a serious amateur photographer and has a keen interest in wildlife and the protection of endangered species. She is also a Professional Planner since 1992.
Vice Chairperson - Firecheck
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.
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 is a manager and the training co-ordinator.
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).
A further area of his involvement with the fire industry is his participating membership of a number of SABS technical committees where he is actively involved in the drafting and updating of various SANS standards relating to the fire industry.
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 has served on many boards associated within the industry that includes SAQCC (Fire), SABS Working Groups, SANAS Working Group for hydrostatic test houses, FDIA and others over the years.
Meshak holds a B.Com from the University of North and a certificate in General Management from the Institute of People Development. He is the founding member and managing director of his own company, Mega Fire and has over 30 years experience. Over the years he has served on various industry bodies and is a past Chairman of FFETA.
Dot Multi Fire (Pty) Ltd
Pontsho holds a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with TUT. He is a Co-Director of Dot Multi Fire (Pty) Ltd. specialists in Fire Detection and Gas Suppression System.
East Rand Fire
Brad has been the managing director and owner of East Rand Fire since July 2019.
He is an innovative and astute professional with over 5 years of success in developing strategies and delivering revenue and profit growth with a strategic focus on services, operations and sales areas of the business.
Atlas Fire Security
Lizl is the director of Atlas Fire Security. She is currectly the Chairperson of SAQCC Fire and was previously Chairperson of FFETA from 2015 until 2017.