Ngā mihi o te wā hari koa ki a koutou

Welcome to the last Fire and Emergency monthly update for 2018.

To say thanks, here’s a quick end of year video from me.

 

 

As the year draws to a close, I’d like to thank you all for providing excellent service to our communities, amidst a period of significant change this year.  

It’s been a busy year and I am proud of the way all of you have adapted to the establishment of our organisation. 

With the holiday season approaching, and the weather getting warmer, a lot of you will be on duty or on standby. 

I thank you for your ongoing dedication and commitment to keeping New Zealand safe over this period.  

For those of you on duty, can I ask you to be even more empathetic towards victims of fire than usual during this time. 

For the rest of you who are not on duty, I know you’ll be looking forward to some time off. I hope you all get a chance to relax and spend time with friends and family over the summer.  

I think it’s also important to acknowledge that for many of us this can be quite a challenging time of year. While we’re busy looking after our communities, we also need to remember to look after ourselves.  

So if you or your family need support - please reach out.

We provide all our people with a range of free and confidential support services. Details are on the Portal. https://portal.fireandemergency.nz/how-do-i/safety-health-and-wellbeing/seek-safety-health-and-wellbeing-support/

2019 is going to be another big year. From finalising the details of our Operating Model to welcoming the findings of our independent Positive Workplace Culture review, I’m looking forward to us continuing our journey to building a strong and sustainable Fire and Emergency.  

Have a good holiday and see you all in the New Year. 

Meri kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou.

Rhys

 

Read more from December’s Monthly Update:

Wellington Pride Parade

Idea starts community engagement through Sirens & Sounds Safety Festival

Sharing our thanks on International Volunteer Day

Gisborne Firefighters win language teaching award

5 minutes with Anne Barry

Tell us what you think

Investment in fleet continues

New ANZAC Station – Canterbury’s first composite station

December in the media

 

 

 

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