After 12 weeks of training at our National Training Centre in Rotorua, 19 new career firefighters finally graduated on 14 October.
Fire and Emergency has a new travel team – Sarah Gregory and Dawn Campion – who are based at NHQ.
Service Delivery will be advertising for 12 new positions over the coming months.
We established the first seven Local Advisory Committees (LACs) in June last year, and are now recruiting new members into two of these committees - our Chatham Islands and Tairāwhiti LACs.
The West Coast is trialling an area-wide approach to recruiting more volunteers that will see 27 stations from Karamea to Haast holding open nights at the same time on the same day – from 6pm on 23 August.
You will soon start seeing our firefighters on bus stops, on signage, at community markets in Auckland and Wellington, and on radio. They are sharing their stories as part of our national campaign to recruit more career firefighters.