On Sunday 1 July, we mark one year of Fire and Emergency NZ. Click here to see what we have accomplished already, while continuing to respond to fires and emergencies.
The Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Tracey Martin, has announced the appointments of Malcolm Inglis from Whanganui and Wendie Harvey from Napier to the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board for a term of three years. The Minister has also reappointed Te Arohanui Cook for a further three year term. All appointments are effective from 1 July 2018.
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.
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.
While New Zealand has a good history of fire safety within commercial and industrial buildings and the loss of life has been minimal, a number of buildings are still affected by fire each year.
As you may be aware, there have been news stories recently about major retailers phasing out sales of ionisation smoke alarms. This has prompted calls to some of our stations and queries from the public about what they should do.
It is with sadness that we announce of the sudden death of Mark Whittaker.
A crucial part of our role as Fire and Emergency New Zealand is risk reduction, which includes helping to prevent activities within communities that may lead to the outbreak or spread of fire.
Fire and Emergency NZ is currently seeking self-nominations for the 2018 Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) Laurie Lavelle Award
More than 70 people were in attendance on Wed 13 June to watch the blessing of the site for the new Remutaka fire station.