Volunteer Rural Fire Forces (VRFFs) will be online and connected with the rest of the organisation by September this year. From mid-June we will be delivering a Microsoft Windows tablet, a printer, and where suitable, a television or portable projector for training purposes, to each of the 209 VRFFs.
Our focus in this first year of Integration (Phase 2) is on delivering our ‘must haves’ - the ICT to support systems or processes we are legislatively required to have in place by 1 July 2018; ensuring national consistency in our ICT and infrastructure (particularly for our rural people), and ensuring our networks are accessible but secure.
Most people should now be able to access their work emails and other systems from their personal smart phones, laptop or home PC. If not, get in contact with the ICT Support team on 0800 374 843 as the fix needs to be done on a one-on-one basis.
A platform to capture the ideas from you, the Fire and Emergency personnel, that could make a real difference to our people and our communities.
During April, significant weather events in Auckland and Rotorua showed the importance of Fire and Emergency’s role in assisting communities’ with response and recovery in a disaster.
Do we serve communities or strengthen them? This question has been posed by Aussie expert Peter Kenyon at workshops around the country to find better ways to engage with communities and keep them safe.
In most years New Zealand sends fire fighters to support our partners in Australia, the US and Canada. A new International Wildfire Deployment working group have drafted a policy that will make the selection process, skills required, and what’s expected on deployment available to all our personnel.
The voting for Region 2, 4 and 6 closed at 10am May 18, 2018. Read here for the results.
It is with great sadness we advise the passing of ex Mangakino Chief Fire Officer Herbert (Snow) Westbrooke QSM
Friday 11 May 2018, 24 of our people from across five regions attended the close out event of Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s Officer Career Board.