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.
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.
Our Check It’s Alright summer risk reduction campaign focuses on encouraging people to check to see if they need a permit before lighting an open air fire and using the most up to date weather and fire season data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s the final week of uniform pop-ups and over the past ten weeks we’ve had a total of 3,459 people pay a visit
It is with sadness that we advise the passing of James (Jim) William McKenna of Featherston.