Unattended cooking is the number one cause of house fires, and the number one cause of injury from fires that we attend.
With the northbound tunnel closed for repaving, Fire and Emergency personnel had a walk through the tunnel to see all the safety features and fire systems first-hand.
Museum of Fires Past is an exhibition of burnt items inspired by real house fires and real people’s stories.
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.