Development of the Availability and Messaging System (AMS) has started and we expect it to be ready later this year. Our priority is to transfer current Volunteer Availability Communications System (VACS) users to the new AMS.
We're aiming to have everyone in the cloud (that is, using Microsoft Office 365) by the end of 2019. This means we can securely access Microsoft products, like Outlook emails and calendars, over the internet, from anywhere.
A new tool to provide accurate, up-to-date information about the availability of volunteers, and others, to respond to fire and emergencies is expected to be ready later this year.
Have you got a suggestion to improve how we work and the ways we support our communities? Great ideas are now invited from Fire and Emergency personnel via Beacon.
Keeping you connected with what’s going on with communities and the change we are going through is crucial as we build the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand.In this month’s FENZ Update you will find insights into how we are working together on the front line and behind the scenes. There’s a lot going on – some of it is obvious to everyone and some involves planning and thinking and changing that isn’t quite so visible.