Keeping you connected with what’s going on with communities and the change we are going through is crucial as we build the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand.In this month’s FENZ Update you will find insights into how we are working together on the front line and behind the scenes. There’s a lot going on – some of it is obvious to everyone and some involves planning and thinking and changing that isn’t quite so visible.
A platform to capture the ideas from you, the Fire and Emergency personnel, that could make a real difference to our people and our communities.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand, in conjunction with our unions and associations, has produced a video to encourage our people to get involved in helping develop the proposed Operating Model.
At the end of last year, about 40 people from across Fire and Emergency New Zealand got together to identify the key features of our proposed Operating Model. The Operating Model will guide what we will do, how we will do it and the way we will work. It will help us better meet the changing risks and needs of our communities.
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.
How will Fire and Emergency work as one organisation so we are better able to serve New Zealand now and in the future?
Kaiaua Voluntary Rural Fire Force, based near Thames, may only have a crew of 13 but they’re looking mighty fine in their new PPEs for dealing with structural fires.
Hawke’s Bay has been chosen as the region for a trial of a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) to run early to mid-2018.
All personnel have the chance over the next two weeks to contribute and provide input into Fire and Emergency’s organisational position on new regulations to support the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017.
In the next fortnight Fire and Emergency work places around the country should expect to get their own copies of the Safety, Health and Wellbeing (SHW) Policy and Joint Endorsement Statement which shows the commitment Fire and Emergency New Zealand, and the Unions and Associations we work with have to working together on safety, health and wellbeing matters.