When wild weather hit the West Coast recently, many of our people found themselves drawing on the valuable knowledge they had gained through the Working Safely Around Water training.
Many New Zealand households have moved from the old copper lines to new home phone technologies like fibre and fixed wireless.
Today marks the ten-year anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami which claimed the lives of over 15,000 people and injured many more.
A busy petrol station in Napier reopened soon after a large-scale fire broke out at its premises in January because of the stellar work of our people.
Media have begun running stories and coverage about the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 and its enduring impacts.
Right off the back of a Fire and Emergency Simex, Area Manager Ken Cooper arrived home only to get right back into emergency-mode a week later, responding to the Hawke’s Bay flooding.
The Risk Reduction team is now consulting on new proposed fire plans in three trial areas – Northland, Hawke’s Bay and Otago. The development and consultation of these plans are a requirement of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 (the Act).
From 11.59pm on Wednesday 18 November, face coverings will be mandatory on all public transport in Auckland and on all flights across New Zealand.
Takaka Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Officer Phil Woolf is encouraging all our volunteer fire brigades to do the Working Safely Around Water training.
Recent floods in Northland which kept our firefighters very busy highlight the importance of our people being trained to work safely around water.