On 25 August, Fire and Emergency responded to a vegetation fire started by the hot exhaust of a car that drove through long grass in a paddock adjoining Taiharuru Road, Whangarei. Initially a response of two pumps and a water tanker from three stations, Whangarei Heads, Onerahi and Hikurangi were dispatched.
SFF Logan Martin and his crew at Henderson Fire Station hosted singer/ventriloquist Emily Cuff and her puppet friend Violet for a segment called “Emily and Violet” on TVNZ children's programme What Now.
Counties Manukau SO Roy Williams and FRMO Emma Goldsworthy connected with the community of Great Barrier Island to promote fire safety in both English and te reo Māori.
Te Hiku hosts a monthly wananga where their people can kōrero and practice mihi, pepeha and waiata.
As a recipient of the Sir John Te Ahikaiata Turei Memorial Grant, SO, Warren Samuels is embarking on education to build his knowledge and understanding of te reo and te ao Māori.
Area Manager Wipari Henwood today installed the first of 1500 donated smoke alarms in a home in Whangarei to mark the start of Fire and Emergency’s daylight saving campaign. Read more here
The BBC have a daily podcast covering the ongoing inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower in London.
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.