The Australasian Policy and Emergency Services Games (AP&ES Games) based in Rotorua start this Friday! We have approximately 300 Fire and Emergency personnel registered, and 2,800 competitors overall, so it will be a significant event. This is the first time the Games have been based in New Zealand since 2012.
| In Memoriam
Muriwai Volunteer Fire Brigade advises that a celebration of the life of Craig Stevens will be held at Parihoa Farm, 223 Constable Road, Muriwai on Wednesday 1 March at 2 pm. The ceremony will also be live streamed on https://www. dreamproductions. co. nz/craigs(external link).
Whangārei, Washdyke, and Rotorua Brigades have each received a brand new Incident Support Vehicle (ISV) which is used to carry bulk equipment to incidents.
Safety, Health & Wellbeing
| Te Ūpoko (previously Region 3),
COVID-19 has been identified within the community and emergency response personnel in the Hawke’s Bay following the impacts of ex-tropical Cyclone Gabrielle.
Torpedo7 is offering volunteers and employees at Fire and Emergency up to 50% off instore and online. This offer is available until Monday 27 February 2023.
| People projects
Chief Executive Kerry Gregory has made final decisions on the new structure for the People Branch. In a VC today, Kerry and DCE People Janine Hearn detailed the decisions.
We have started work to review the Memorandum of Understanding we have with St John.
| In Memoriam
Dave gave his life to support the Muriwai community during Cyclone Gabrielle, 14 February 2023, aged 41. Loving husband to Amy. Devoted father to George and Zara. Dave's funeral will be held on 22 February 2023 at 2pm at Parihoa Farm, 223 Constable Road, Muriwai.
| Public campaign,
This week, we’ve launched a new phase of our Escape Planning campaign aimed at ensuring more New Zealand households have a Mahere Rerenga Tāwhai-3 | 3-Step-Escape Plan.
| Safety, Health & Wellbeing
Experiencing a disaster can be overwhelming. It’s normal for you and your whānau to feel upset and physically drained during and after an emergency event.