Right off the back of a Fire and Emergency Simex, Area Manager Ken Cooper arrived home only to get right back into emergency-mode a week later, responding to the Hawke’s Bay flooding.
Twelve firefighters from around the country tested the next generation Level 2s at Rotorua at the end of November.
The Risk Reduction team is now consulting on new proposed fire plans in three trial areas – Northland, Hawke’s Bay and Otago. The development and consultation of these plans are a requirement of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 (the Act).
43 new technicians, medics and logisticians have joined Fire and Emergency’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team.