WFENZTe Ūpoko Regional Women’s Advisory Network are welcoming everyone (regardless of gender) to their networking events to listen to guest speaker Jane Weekes.

The events are held in Whanganui, Wellington and Havelock North and will be a great networking opportunity for all Fire and Emergency people.

Event details:

Whanganui (Whanganui Race Course Events Centre)– Saturday 12 October, 5.30pm-9.30pm (see the poster for Areas 12-14) [PDF, 138 KB]

Tawa (Tawa Community Centre) – Saturday 12 October, 11am-3pm (see the poster for Areas 15-16) [PDF, 1 MB]

Havelock North (Havelock North Fuction Centre) – Sunday 13 October, 10.30am – 2.30pm (see the poster for Area 11) [PDF, 108 KB]

About Guest Speaker - Jane Weekes

In 2012 a devastating fire swept through a shopping mall in Doha, Qatar, killing 19 people, 13 of those were children.

Three of those children were Jane and Martin Weekes two-year-old triplets. Jane speaks of her experiences on that day and goes on to talk about her passion to help firefighters because of the compassion and empathy that the Doha firefighters showed for her and her children.

She talks about the calls we are now attending and how our exposure to sudden deaths and suicides, can and are, impacting on our psychological health and wellbeing.

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