The ongoing efforts of all our personnel, including our volunteers, has been crucial to helping us fight the fires in Nelson over the last few weeks.

As one of the biggest scrub fires we’ve had in NZ in 60 years, this is a unique event requiring a major deployment of our people who are working together under difficult and trying circumstances. 

We recognise that this has meant a number of our volunteers are spending an extended period away from home and their day jobs. To support our volunteers, Fire and Emergency are working with the UFBA and FRFANZ on a solution to reimburse our unpaid volunteers for the Nelson fires. We will update you once we have confirmed what this will look like.

Thanks to all those who have contributed to the efforts in Nelson – your hard work is greatly appreciated.

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