In the lead up to Restart a Heart day on 16 October, we are working with St John and Wellington Free Ambulance to raise awareness so the public are not surprised if firefighters turn up to a medical emergency when they have called for an ambulance. We are reassuring people our firefighters are trained to respond to such situations and they are there to help.
On 25 August, Fire and Emergency responded to a vegetation fire started by the hot exhaust of a car that drove through long grass in a paddock adjoining Taiharuru Road, Whangarei. Initially a response of two pumps and a water tanker from three stations, Whangarei Heads, Onerahi and Hikurangi were dispatched.
Consultation on proposals for the Technical Competency Framework (TCF) opened on 23 August and closes at 5pm, 19 September, so there’s still plenty of time to have your say.
Rebecca Nelson is the founder of Te Kiwi Māia – The Courageous Kiwi Charitable Trust which aims to provide support and respite for first responders and New Zealand Defence Force personnel.
Involvement as an SME is open to any Fire and Emergency personnel with the appropriate skills and an interest in assisting in the development of our capability.
Service Delivery will be advertising for 12 new positions over the coming months.
Athol's new fire station has boosted team morale and attracted more volunteers to the Northern Southland brigade, as well as providing a fit-for-purpose facility.
July's storm resulted in severe flooding from the West Coast to Marlborough. Here's a snapshot of how our people mobilised to support communities.
When wild weather hit the West Coast recently, many of our people found themselves drawing on the valuable knowledge they had gained through the Working Safely Around Water training.
As clean-ups continue following the heavy rain, flooding, and strong winds that affected many parts of the country over the weekend, we'd like to say thank you to all those who responded to the high number of incidents.