Get Firewise, Māui-tinei-ahi and Open Home programme resources are engaging and practical tools for our people to arm our communities with fire safety knowledge and start positive conversations. Both programme’s resources have now been updated, based on feedback and research to ensure they stay fit for purpose and reflect our organisation’s and our communities’ needs.
Fire and Emergency has developed the Wildfire Safer Housing Guide for homeowners living in areas at risk to wildfire. The Guide recommends ways to improve a house’s performance if it is attacked by a wildfire.
This week is Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Islands Language Week (31 July - 6 August).
Fire and Emergency provided competitive fire safety modules for the hotly contested 2022 FMG Junior Young Farmers and Agrikids Regional Finals.
Every year as the temperatures drop, we see a significant increase in the number of house fires due to the increased use of heat sources such as heaters, fireplaces, electric blankets and dryers.
Recent Community Readiness & Recovery (CRR) initiatives in Northland are excellent examples of how working with Neighbourhood Support groups can enhance our kaupapa.
Following the scrub fire in Evergreen Crescent, Upper Hutt, the National Community Readiness and Recovery team partnered with the Wellington District Community Risk Management team to produce a research report into the impacts the fire has had on communities.
Over the past two years, we have worked with Scion to develop a summary report of the previous wildfire season to provide learnings for future seasons. The latest full report has been released, and is available here, along with a summary of findings.
The Te Pae Tata programme was established in December 2021, and will see the Risk Reduction directorate deliver 12 initiatives and projects by June 2023 that will support improvements across Fire and Emergency’s Service Delivery branch.
From today, people across Aotearoa will be able to check the fire danger in their area while getting their weather forecast for the day.