Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade advise of the passing of ex Firefighter Rex Simpson on Friday 17 September. Rex also served as Firemaster at Nelson Airport, and Deputy Firemaster at RNZAF Base Woodbourne serving a total of 37 years. A private service has been held at Rex’s request.
Palmerston North Fire Brigade advises of the passing of former Third Officer John David White.
This daylight saving we’re introducing Smokey the smoke alarm to New Zealand households, with the aim of motivating people to push the button to check their smoke alarms are working.
Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade advises of the passing of Colin Lawrie QSM, JP, Brigade Support, Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Edendale Volunteer Fire Brigade advise of the passing of Life Member and Ex SFF Douglas John Thomas (Chopper) Murray on Wednesday 8 September 2021.
Lumsden Volunteer Fire Brigade advise of the passing of ex DCFO Peter Douglas Snr on 12 September 2021.
The signings of two key agreements went ahead virtually on Wednesday 8 August, one between Fire and Emergency and the Department of Conservation (DOC), and the other with Plantation Forestry associations, and Te Uru Rakau.
On 25 August, Fire and Emergency responded to a vegetation fire started by the hot exhaust of a car that drove through long grass in a paddock adjoining Taiharuru Road, Whangarei. Initially a response of two pumps and a water tanker from three stations, Whangarei Heads, Onerahi and Hikurangi were dispatched.
Te Wiki o te reo Māori | Māori Language Week is launching next Monday (13th) and we have online "Kawhe me te Kōrero" - Coffee and Chats, you can sign up to and learn more about the Māori language.
To ensure brigades have everything they need to help with their volunteer attraction, we have a comprehensive range of useful information and resources to assist with recruitment of new volunteers in the toolkit on the Portal.