We’re inviting all Fire and Emergency volunteers to participate in a survey to help us develop a new dispute resolution scheme. Read more about it here
June was a busy month with activities to better connect with our volunteers and the public: Region Volunteer Leadership Conferences, National Volunteer Week, and a targeted recruitment pilot.
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.
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.
Akaroa Fire Station was officially re-opened on 16 June and construction of a new station for Upper Hutt is expected to be finished by mid-2019.
National Volunteer Week runs this week, 17-23 June 2018, when the whole nation gets to celebrate volunteers, including ours.
Families play an important role in supporting our volunteers. Therefore, Fire and Emergency has created a Families of Volunteers brochure to help families, particularly those with a newer volunteer, understand what to expect, how life may change for them and how they, as a family, can be more involved.
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.