Fire and Emergency is a joint recipient of a Service Excellence Award in the annual Spirit of Service Awards run by the State Services Commission.
In Area 6 in Nga Tai Ki Te Puku, the daily quiz during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has an extra special local flavour.
The presentations made by a number of Fire and Emergency people at last month's AFAC conference are now available.
Our competition winners got a behind the scenes look at the season finale of Three’s The Block NZ: Firehouse last weekend.
Haane Ngatai, a senior firefighter based in Ngā Tai ki te Puku (previously Region 2), has been sharing his love and knowledge of te reo Māori via classes for his colleagues at Rotorua Fire Station, with support from Kereama Katu, Pou Takawaenga Māori, and Amor Tokona, Business Services Coordinator.
Thanks to those who have contributed to Fire and Emergency's 1,205 responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests in the past six months.
Te Kei Region Manager, Mike Grant created a video to share with his region to talk about his vision and his kupu for the day. We thought the video was worthy of sharing to all regions, ka pai Mike!
The largest fire appliance in Nelson emblazoned with te reo Māori is making a bold statement and has created some healthy conversations around the use of te reo. The words ‘ahi’ and ‘Whakatū’ sit alongside their English equivalent ‘fire’ and ‘Nelson’ on the fire appliance.
During this Te Wiki o te Reo Māori you will see some of the fantastic initiatives happening across Fire and Emergency as we weave te reo Māori through our everyday work.
It is with sadness that the Temuka Volunteer Fire Brigade advise the passing of brigade Life Honorary Member and Life Honorary Member of the Canterbury Provincial Fire Brigades Association, ex Third Officer, Les McGillen.