Happy International Firefighters’ Day to all our firefighters and all those who support them.

This year, we had to get creative to make the day special. We hope you enjoy this video featuring over 30 people who all wanted to say thank you for the work you do every day to keep New Zealanders safe.


Thought you recognised some faces in the video?

Here’s a list of all the Fire and Emergency whānau and friends who featured:

Fire and Emergency whānau
Hon Tracey Martin – Minister Internal Affairs
Hon Paul Swain – Board Chair
Rhys Jones – Chief Executive
Kerry Gregory – Deputy Chief Executive – Service Delivery
Family members of PRFO Nick Pyatt
Wife of FRMO Phil Soal
Children of SO Mark Powell
Granddaughter of FF George Toomer
Brent Mikaera – Interim Director Behaviour and Conduct Office

Fire and Emergency partners and associates
New Zealand Police
New Zealand Defence Force
Wellington Hospital

Well known Kiwis
Hilary Barry – TV presenter
Carly Flynn – TV presenter
Christian Cullen – ex All Black
Beauden Barrett – All Black
Kane Williamson – Black Cap
Tom Walsh – Olympic medal winning shotputter

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