Next month on the 24 August, we will be kicking off the first round of our organisational-wide consultation, which will focus on what we do and how we do it. I urge each and every one of you to take part in our consultation. We need to ensure that we are building a strong organisation that is fit to meet the future demands of our communities.
A year ago we established Fire and Emergency NZ and were given a great opportunity to recreate our fire service. Looking back over the past year we’ve achieved a lot and I’m proud of the progress that we’ve made to date.
International Firefighters’ Day is an important day for us to acknowledge and celebrate the great work our people do to ensure our local communities are safe.
See Rhys and Tracey Martin's visit to the opening of Christchurch's new Spreydon Fire Station!
See what Rhys and SLT got up to in the West Coast of the South Island this February.
Find out the latest on Rhys's Waitangi Day visit
Hi everyone. You can now check out a video from one of my latest region visits - this time to North Canterbury and Marlborough in Region 4.
This is New Zealand’s largest-ever deployment to Canada and the most people we’ve sent in one go since the first international deployment to Australia in 2000. It is a cross-agency deployment with Department of Conservation staff and Forestry contractors working alongside our own rural and urban people.
I’d like to express my personal thank you to everyone across the country who has been out there serving their communities in these freezing conditions – dealing with floods, securing roofs or delivering hot food.
A lot of work has been put into establishing our new organisation, and the fact that we’re here today is a credit to everyone who has been involved over the past 12 months for their collective commitment.