On 18 December 2021, Fire and Emergency was called to a vegetation fire in Waiharara, Northland. Since that afternoon we have been working alongside the Department of Conservation, our forestry partners, NZDF, Ngai Takoto iwi and the Kaimaumau community to contain the fire and prevent any loss of life or damage to property.
Some of our USAR people located at NHQ, Auckland, and Hawke’s Bay participated in a China-run INSARAG International Earthquake Response Exercise (IERE).
Two more new fire stations have now been handed over to their brigades.
Senior Firefighter Hami Taite from Timaru is our new National Advisor for the Working Safely in Water Project.
A medical and logistics support team with essential supplies left New Zealand on Saturday to help Papua New Guinea as it struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you’re in a role covered by the Health Order on mandatory vaccinations, you need to provide your vaccination status.
Yesterday we hosted two live Teams sessions on mandatory vaccinations, that included an overview of the information we have to date, and questions and answers.
The Working Safely in Water project would like to hear from anyone who is interested in being seconded to the National Advisor role on the project.
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.