This week we took time to kōrero about mental health and wellbeing. Catch up on what we got up to.
Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Australasian Police and Emergency Services (AP&ES) Games have been postponed from March 2022 until March 2023.
In the lead up to Restart a Heart day on 16 October, we are working with St John and Wellington Free Ambulance to raise awareness so the public are not surprised if firefighters turn up to a medical emergency when they have called for an ambulance. We are reassuring people our firefighters are trained to respond to such situations and they are there to help.
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 27 September-3 October and aims to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and wellbeing.
Today we officially Stand-Up Tranche 2, a huge milestone for Fire and Emergency. This brings our new Region and District structure into effect around the country.
Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade advise of the passing of ex Firefighter Rex Simpson on Friday 17 September. Rex also served as Firemaster at Nelson Airport, and Deputy Firemaster at RNZAF Base Woodbourne serving a total of 37 years. A private service has been held at Rex’s request.
Palmerston North Fire Brigade advises of the passing of former Third Officer John David White.
This daylight saving we’re introducing Smokey the smoke alarm to New Zealand households, with the aim of motivating people to push the button to check their smoke alarms are working.
Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade advises of the passing of Colin Lawrie QSM, JP, Brigade Support, Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Edendale Volunteer Fire Brigade advise of the passing of Life Member and Ex SFF Douglas John Thomas (Chopper) Murray on Wednesday 8 September 2021.