The six brigades that will pilot AMS have been confirmed! The scope for the pilot was carefully determined so that a range of Fire and Emergency brigades would be represented. They were chosen based on criteria like size, number of callouts, rural or urban and proximity to another pilot brigade.

The brigades are (in geographical order):

  • Te Kauwhata
  • Ngaruawahia
  • Rolleston
  • West Melton
  • Alexandra
  • Queenstown

The pilot will take place in the first half of this year. We want to make sure AMS is working well for the pilot brigades, so we’ll focus on trialling how we roll it out, how we train users and how well our processes work. This is all so that things run smoothly when we get to rolling it out nationally. It will be worth the wait and we appreciate your patience!

The priority of the rollout after the pilot is to migrate those using VACs onto the system, due to the VACs product coming to the end of its life.

A revised timeline for the project has been uploaded to our project page under 'Implementation'. We keep the page up to date in between announcements, so keep checking for the latest information.

We launched the video below at the UFBA conference in November 2018 showing how AMS will integrate into the way we respond to call outs. Feel free to share the link to your relevant social media groups: link)(external link)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our business owner Nigel Lilley at

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