We are now in the market for our new Type 3 appliances with the publication of our Request for Proposal on the government tendering service.
Paul Turner, National Manager Response Capability is encouraging our people in Auckland to take advantage of a possible reduction in callouts as we move down through the COVID-19 Levels to take the online training on working safely around water.
Fire and Emergency informs you of the passing of Alistair Henderson, on 19 August in Christchurch. Alistair was a Fire Engineer with the New Zealand Fire Service from 1999 to 2007 and served in the Tauranga and Auckland offices.
A reminder that all Fire and Emergency New Zealand people who are injured at work can access rehabilitation support through the Injury Management Unit.
Our Northern Communication Centre’s move to a new building came a step closer on Friday 7 August with the official naming and blessing of 482 Great South Road Otahuhu, Auckland.
The Hutt-Wairarapa Fire Area advise of the passing of past Gold Star member Mike Houghton, aged 71 years, on Monday 24 August 2020. Mike served in the Wellington and Hutt Fire Brigades between 1968 and 2006. No funeral details have been confirmed at this time.
This August, Fire and Emergency and TotalCare will begin the rollout of 5000 new protective hoods. These hoods will help protect our firefighters from carcinogen exposure at structural fires.
Recent floods in Northland which kept our firefighters very busy highlight the importance of our people being trained to work safely around water.
The first garments of the Unified Uniform are rolling out late this year. This is the first step of unifying us as one organisation through our uniform.
Invercargill Fire Brigade advise the passing of Don on Friday 14th August 2020, aged 90 years
Don (Mr Clode) was a well-respected member of the Invercargill Fire Brigade from 1951-1990.