Christmas and the New Year can be a pressured time for all of us. With support from Paul McGill, Kevin O’Connor and the unions and associations, Rhys Jones, sent out an email to all personnel on 11 December, reminding Fire and Emergency people about the range of confidential wellbeing support options available to personnel and their families.
On Wednesday 13th December, Rhys Jones and several members of the SLT took questions from members of the Firefighters Discussion Group.
Movember is mo-ver for another year. The harsh reality of life with fewer glorious mo’s is softened by the achievements of our Fire and Emergency New Zealand Challenge.
Boosting local and flexible training for volunteers is the aim of one of the Volunteer Support Year One initiatives that has seen five new region training co-ordinators for rural and seven additional urban capability trainers employed around the country. A further five urban capability trainers will be on-boarded by the end of January. This is part of the work to focus all region based trainers on working locally to ensure they support brigades and fire forces.
On Wednesday 13th December at 1930 hrs Rhys Jones, Chief Executive of Fire and Emergency NZ, will answer any/all questions from members in the Firefighters Discussion Group regarding Monday’s announcement of the Fire and Emergency Blueprint.
It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of ex Chief Fire Officer Lloyd Wilson who passed on Thursday 30 November.
Today the government has announced it is investigating potential water contamination around Ohakea and Woodbourne airbases
Our email security provider was upgraded on 02 December which has had an effect on emails from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Fire and Emergency New Zealand (WFENZ) is working to establish a support and development network for operational women around the country and has held 17 forums this year, attracting 450 women from across Fire and Emergency.
Our plan to fully integrate the functions of New Zealand’s urban and rural fire services by 2020 is now available. This plan, called the Blueprint, provides details about what will happen over the next three years.