Understanding our role in Readiness and Recovery: Waiharara/Kaimaumau Recovery Research and Hawke’s Bay Recovery Team Pilot Evaluation released

26/01/2023 | Community engagement | Te Ūpoko (previously Region 3), Te Hiku (previously Region 1), National

Traditionally, Fire and Emergency has concentrated on risk reduction and response activities. With the adoption of the widely recognised approach to emergency management: the 4Rs of reduction, readiness, response and recovery, the readiness and recovery parts are still relatively new to the organisation.

Bill Rackham

24/01/2023 | In Memoriam | National

Paeroa Volunteer Fire Brigade advise the passing of CFO Bill Rackham (QSM) on Sunday 22 January 2023. Bill joined the brigade on 27 September 1967 and has served as CFO for over 32 years.

Terry Scott

11/01/2023 | In Memoriam | National

Otago District advise of the passing of Divisional Officer Terry Scott. Terry joined the New Zealand Fire Service as a career firefighter in December 1962. He first served in Christchurch and then moved to Dunedin in 1979 to take up the role of Divisional Officer.

Frank Richard Bethell

10/01/2023 | In Memoriam | National

Katikati Volunteer Fire Brigade advise of the passing of Gold Star recipient and Life Member Frank Bethell on 23 December 2022. Frank served from 1964 to 1989. A service has been held.

Raymond (Ray) Rook

10/01/2023 | In Memoriam | National

Okato Volunteer Fire Brigade advise the passing of Raymond (Ray) William Rook, on Sunday 8 January. Ray was the founding Chief Fire Officer of the Okato Brigade upon its formation in 1954.