All Stations must complete annual hose testing [including all spare hose] and water way equipment testing, for the year 2018-2019. All hose and water way equipment are to be tested as per the latest version of the Hose Technical Manual E4-1 and Waterway equipment testing RD5-9.
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Station Spring Clean Visit for the 2018-2019 Financial year starting 1st July 2018.
The annual "station spring clean visit" is due for the Waitemata Fire Area from about early March 2018.
There is an "alleged" hoax caller operating within the Manawatu Area trying to sell, and be endorsed to sell, smoke alarms. The caller is going by the name of Alan, advising that he is from the Fire Safety Department, and is of foreign descent.
Stations may soon be receiving fumigation notification forms for premises.
On 17 January 2018 Fire and Emergency New Zealand received notice from the New Zealand Fire and Emergency Commanders Association initiating bargaining for a collective employment agreement under the Employment Relations Act 2000.
Officer Meeting Dates:
All meetings will commence at 1000hrs at the cluster station.
Officers to program meetings into SMS
SSO’s please coordinate appliance movements for these meetings.
A recent incident occurred where a tirfor winch was being used at an incident.
The roll out of the B. A. duration wheel in Waitemata, Area 3 will start next week. The wheel is a simple manual device for easy calculation of entry control times: Relief Assembled (RA), Relief In (RI) and Time Due Out. They are allocated to telemetry and standard B.
Recently at a structure fire a motorist ignored the instructions of the sole Operational Support Officer (OSU) who was in charge of the cordon and removed a cone so he could drive through.