The BBC have a daily podcast covering the ongoing inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower in London.
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.
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.
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.
Plans to do firearms safe handling training at some of our stations are halted until we’ve done more planning and engagement with our brigades.
Safe@Work, a new safety, health and wellbeing tool that allows Fire and Emergency NZ personnel to easily record injuries, near misses, illnesses or wellbeing concerns, will be piloted shortly in selected areas of Region 4.
Congratulations to latest recipients of LSGC medals and clasps, and reminder to check the schedule to confirm name details.