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.
Plans to do firearms safe handling training at some of our stations are halted until we’ve done more planning and engagement with our brigades.
Here is the latest information on the fleet rebrand.
We have received feedback that some of the Scott Safety APR canisters are arriving to us from Work Wear Group (WWG) with a hole in the plastic bag. If this happens the material in the canister starts to actively absorb the atmosphere, which then reduces the time that the canister can be used from five years to three months.