Earlier this month, we asked you to do something a little different this year as part of our daylight saving campaign by becoming safety ambassadors in your own communities. We asked you to help save lives by connecting with your neighbours or whānau to make sure their smoke alarms are working correctly.

Our DCE for the Office of the Chief Executive, Raewyn Bleakley, took up our challenge and after checking her own smoke alarms, she contacted her neighbours and reminded her whānau and friends about their smoke alarms too.

“I sent out lots of messages to whānau and friends, but my brother Nial’s response was the best by far as he sent me video evidence of him checking his alarms, which was not only comforting but also quite hilarious!

This prompted Nial to think about those around him as well, so he has shared his video with his colleagues and encouraged them to check their smoke alarms too.

Check out Nial's video below. 


If you’ve been a safety ambassador in your community this year then let us know. Send us a photo or a video of you helping others to check their smoke alarms to communications@fireandemergency.nz and go in the draw to win a $200 supermarket voucher. Entries close 5pm Monday 5 October.

For more info, check out our other Portal story here

Last modified: