If you were involved in the Tasman Fire response, you’re invited to tell us about your experiences by filling in this lessons and observations form(external link). This is a chance for you to tell us what you thought went well, whether anything could be improved, and any ideas you have for how things could be done better in the future.

Your feedback will inform the formal debrief process as well as our lessons and continuous improvement processes and identify ways we could improve in the future. All the information gathered will be collated into a Lessons Identified Report to highlight key lessons learnt from the Tasman Fires published alongside an Operational Efficiency Review into the event.

What do you need to do?

  • Complete the lessons and observations form(external link) – it should only take around 5-10 minutes.
  • Write a brief description of your experiences in the Observation Box. Please include one subject per observation with a maximum of three to a form. If you want to include more than three, you can fill out another form.
  • You can expand on your observation in the Narrative Box, such as providing some context on what happened when and where.
  • In the Suggestion Box, include any ideas that you may have for how something could be done better in the future.
  • You can complete the form anonymously if you choose.
  • All responses will be kept confidential however, you may be contacted for further clarification if necessary. You can choose not to be contacted. 

 If you would like a paper based form to distribute to your brigade/s or have any questions, please contact lessons@fireandemergency.nz.

Last modified: