On Tuesday we sent a contingent of firefighters to Australia to help fight the wildfires burning across Queensland.
There has been considerable progress in the Working Safely in Water project over recent months.
Two of our people recently spent two weeks in British Colombia, Canada ‘shadowing’ Type One Incident Commanders and Incident Management Teams (IMTs).
There is lots to read including a spread on our deployment to Canada, ground-breaking fire whirl research, how our drones came to the rescue during Cyclone Gabrielle, preparing to respond to incidents in the new City Rail Link tunnels, and celebrating Matariki.
Today the Public Safety Network (PSN) launches its first deliverable – a cellular roaming service for emergency services’ phones and devices allowing them to use both Spark and One NZ mobile networks.
Last week, Fire and Emergency’s third deployment of firefighters left Aotearoa bound for Canada.
After a long trip, the contingent from Fire and Emergency has arrived in Alberta and is hard at work helping to fight a high number of wildfires raging across the Western part of Canada.
We are continuing to closely monitor the weather warnings across the country to inform where we send specialist resources.
Our next My Health Hub webinar is ‘National Ambulance Air Desk and ANTS criteria’ and will be held tomorrow night (18 April) between 7 and 8pm hosted by Kathryn Steel, Clinical Manager of our National Air desk and Aaron Waterreus, Specialist Response Manager.
During the Auckland floods earlier this year, some of our brigades and members of our Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team were called to Orua Bay in Manukau Heads to rescue two people trapped within a collapsed building.