October Monthly Update

31/10/2018 | National

This month marked a milestone in building the foundations for our new organisation. Chief Executive Rhys Jones updates us on what has been happening at Fire and Emergency NZ over October.

In the media

31/10/2018 | National

Fire and Emergency again featured significantly in the news in October. Here are just a few of the hundreds of stories about what our people have been doing.

Type 3 Appliance Acquisition Project

31/10/2018 | National

Our current contracts for our Type 3 appliances are coming to an end in late 2019. This means it’s time for us to review things ensure we have the most appropriate appliance as well as negotiate new contracts for our Type 3 appliances.

Region 3 Firefighters Prepare for Summer Fire Season

31/10/2018 | National

More than 100 volunteer firefighters from Upper Hutt, Wainuiomata, Wellington and Te Horo Fire Forces gathered at Wellington’s Wrights Hill in early October to ensure they are well prepared to keep our communities safe over the summer fire season.

Women And Firefighting Australasia 2018 Conference

31/10/2018 | National

More than 230 delegates from all over the world, gathered at Te Papa for the 2018 Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA) conference on 26 – 28 September. This year it was hosted in Wellington - the first time this has been held outside Australia.

Fire and Emergency researcher wins Australasian Innovation Award

31/10/2018 | National

Zoe has been with Fire and Emergency for nearly 2 years and, as our Senior Research Programme Advisor, she has recently been awarded the prestigious Knowledge Innovation Individual Award at the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Conference this September in Perth.

Armistice Day Roaring Chorus

31/10/2018 | National

This year, to mark the centenary of Armistice Day, there will be a two minute silence at 11am on 11 November 2018. This will be followed by a nation-wide “roaring chorus” at 11.02am, to recreate the celebrations on that day 100 years ago.