National Operations and National Risk Reduction teams have been advised some brigade fire service inlet (FSI) couplings, risers and sprinklers inlets may contain thin walled couplings. This may place firefighters at risk of danger when in operational use.
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R1-094/2017: Area 3 Waitemata Area 4 Auckland City Area 5 Counties-Manukau - Retirement Function for SFF Jim Derig
After 38. 5 Years with the New Zealand Fire Service and Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Jim has tendered his resignation. His last day on duty will be Wednesday 24th January 2018 where he will then take some leave.
Guidance for personnel using AED pads
Brigades within the Wairarapa frequently rely on the mutual support of other Brigades, when dealing with significant incidents. These incidents can often be of a lengthy duration and a complex nature.
Our expectations for this fire season are to act on eight important recommendations out of the report from the Port Hills review. We will use these actions to improve how we plan, communicate and work together, and keep ourselves and the public safe.
A decision was made to check all rural fire supplied overalls and command vests, following the previous National Notice.
Due to a failure of a hose tower winch which caused serious injuries to a firefighter, hose tower winches are not to be used until they have been inspected and deemed safe.
Our glove supplier can't supply some sizes of our structural firefighting gloves. We are introducing a replacement glove, on an interim basis only, until supplies of our current glove can be resumed or guaranteed. Not all sizes are affected, and the current gloves will be issued where possible.
As of the date of this notice, the hydrostatic testing of BA cylinders shall be carried out five yearly.This applies to all BA cylinders in Fire and Emergency New Zealand use.The process of hydrostatically testing the BA cylinders does not change.
This notice is issued further to Notice 010/2017 issued on 7/06/2017 and provides further information about the operational use of Class B firefighting foams