International Day of Persons with Disabilities is tomorrow and is an opportunity to recognise and value the diversity of our people and our communities.
As always, it was a huge team effort with our people right across the motu.
The Makarora Volunteer Fire Brigade celebrated the official opening of its new station on 27 November.
Our second rotation Incident Management Team sent to New South Wales was warmly welcomed at Sydney airport last Thursday by NSW Assistant Commissioner, State Emergency Services, Dean Storey.
New storage containers provided to our brigades covering Pigeon Bay and Little Akaloa on Banks Peninsula are a big hit.
Unattended cooking is the number one cause of house fires, and the number one cause of injury from fires that we attend.
White Ribbon Day (25 November) is focused on working to end men’s violence against women and children in our communities.
We will soon be rolling out unisex emergency hygiene pack to all frontline appliances and stations across the motu.
We’re pleased to share that three of our own volunteer firefighters have been nominated by their community and recognised with a Kiwibank Local Hero Award.
This rescue drill tested the operational elements of a response to an underground emergency.