Wellington International Pride Parade organisers have made the tough decision to cancel this year’s event. They will now focus their efforts on next year’s parade, scheduled for March 2022.
Around 80+ Fire and Emergency people recently participated in the Wellington Round the Bays fun run, alongside family members, which helped make us the biggest single team entered into the event.
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.
Congratulations to latest recipients of LSGC medals and clasps, and reminder to check the schedule to confirm name details.
The 2018 North Island Waterway Challenge will take place at the Havelock North Fire Station Grounds on Saturday 27 January.