Today Fire and Emergency has released our 10-year plan – our first as a unified organisation – and I am pleased to share it with you all.

The plan sets out the most important things we need to do over the next decade, and the benefits this work will deliver for our communities and our organisation. It will help us deliver on the intentions set out in our National Strategy 2019 – 2045 and is structured around our five strategic priorities. These are the areas that we must focus on now, to meet our goals and prepare for the future:

  • Building resilient communities, Te hanga hapori aumangea
  • Collaboration, partnerships and influence, Te mahi tahi, ngā rangapū, me te aweawe
  • Growing our people, Te whakatipu i ā mātou tāngata
  • Intelligence-led, evidence-based decisions, He whakatau whakamātautau ā-taunakitanga, ārahi ā-atamai
  • Keeping pace with change, Te haere tahi ki te hurihuritanga.

It also sets out the investments we’ll make in our equipment, technology, fleet and property over the next ten years.

At Fire and Emergency New Zealand we are building an organisation that supports our purpose to protect and preserve lives, property and the environment. Our 10-year plan will help us achieve our goal of becoming a unified organisation with a greater variety of skills, that fosters collective leadership and continues to adapt and respond to the changes happening around us.

We know that the impact of COVID-19 on our operating environment and the communities we serve will be felt for years to come. As we understand the impacts better, we will adapt our plans, including our 10-year plan, to reforecast as required and to reflect the progress we’re making.

I encourage you to read our 10-year plan which sits alongside other important documents that, together, show where we are heading and how we will get there. As you will see, everyone at Fire Emergency, regardless of branch, directorate, or location has a part to play in helping us achieve what we are aiming for. These documents are on the Portal.

We consulted with many of you in the development of this plan and I sincerely thank you for your valuable contribution.

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