MetService app users are now able to opt in to receive real-time Extreme Fire Danger and Severe Weather Warning notifications.
Fire and Emergency has a strong connection to our Pasifika whānau, supporting the Cook Islands and Niue through firefighter training and providing equipment and appliances.
The Fire and Emergency Commanders Association (FECA) and Fire and Emergency have signed a new Collective Employment Agreement (CEA) covering those in operational firefighting management, District/Group Manager and senior specialist positions.
It is getting close to the time to apply for the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) – 2023 October examinations.
We recently introduced the Kotahitanga Community Engagement Framework - a simple, practical tool that has been designed to enhance the mahi our people are already doing and make our engagement activities easier, more efficient, and more effective.
In March 2023, Fire and Emergency Board appointed 19 new members to six of our seven Local Advisory Committees (LACs) in Northland, Tairāwhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough, West Coast and Otago. In addition, the Fire and Emergency Board agreed to Fire and Emergency standing up nine further LACs next year.
Public consultation opened today on Fire and Emergency’s proposal to increase the transitional levy on fire insurance policies.
FAIP is a free specialist intervention programme, delivered by trained firefighters, for taiohi (young people) who set fires.
Tracy joined Fire and Emergency’s Marlborough Local Advisory Committee (LAC) as Deputy Chair in 2020 because she “admires the important role Fire and Emergency plays in the community”.
Fire and Emergency personnel announced amongst New Zealanders awarded the Australian National Emergency Medal with Bushfires 19/20 Clasp.