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First house fire death of year prompts warning

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 1:59 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Kiwis are being urged make sure smoke alarms in their homes are working and chimneys have been maintained following the year’s first fatal house fire. More >>

Fire and Emergency congratulates honours recipients

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 4:58 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Chief Executive, Rhys Jones has congratulated volunteer firefighters from the Coromandel, Lyttelton, Waikato, Southland and the East Coast, presented with New Year Honours by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at Government ... More >>

The simple step that could be a lifesaver

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 11:36 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Growing numbers of New Zealanders are heeding advice and installing smoke alarms in their homes, but they aren’t so good at making sure they work properly. It’s a gap that is putting lives at risk, especially among younger people and renters. More >>

Hampton Downs Landfill Fire operation scaled back

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 5:15 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency crews and staff from Envirowaste have made significant progress on the landfill fire at Hampton Downs this afternoon. More >>

Update on Hampton Downs Landfill Fire

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 2:24 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is continuing to make good progress on a deep-seated fire at the Hampton Downs landfill. More >>

Update on Hampton Downs Landfill Fire

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 11:20 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency recommenced operations at the Hampton Downs Landfill fire ground at 7.30am today. Our crews are continuing to make good progress on the fire - there are 3 helicopters, 4 pump appliances, 1 rural 4WD, 3 tankers and 40 personnel working ... More >>

Hampton Downs landfill fire

Sunday, 31 March 2019, 5:37 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency NZ is asking residents within 10km downwind of the fire at Hampton Downs Landfill to keep their doors and windows closed and to stay inside, to prevent breathing in smoke. The smoke may be toxic due to the range of household waste products ... More >>

Fire and Emergency NZ deploys to Victoria to help with fires

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 2:10 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A contingent of 43 New Zealand firefighting personnel is heading to Victoria help combat bushfires that have been ravaging the state for two weeks. More >>

Fire and Emergency celebrates International Women’s Day

Friday, 8 March 2019, 9:29 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Women in Fire and Emergency NZ are celebrating International Women’s Day today around the country with collaborative events alongside NZ Police and St John Ambulance. The celebrations, held in Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, Palmerston North and other locations, ... More >>

Nelson-Tasman area still warrants extreme caution

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 2:00 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Activity at the Pigeon Valley fire site has dropped, but Fire and Emergency NZ is warning Nelson-Tasman residents that fire risk still remains extremely high due to a mixture of dry, warm and windy conditions, and utmost caution should be taken. More >>

Fire and Emergency asks for vigilance due to fire risk

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 3:06 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The fire risk across most regions of New Zealand is now extreme, and in response, and Fire and Emergency is asking the public to be vigilant. More >>

Fire and Emergency deploy team to Tasmania

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 5:36 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has today deployed the second rotation of firefighters to help combat a number of significant wildfires in Tasmania. More >>

Fire and Emergency releases bullying and harassment review

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 11:15 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released an independent review into its workplace policies, practices and procedures to address bullying and harassment, which has clearly highlighted a need for change. More >>

Fire and Emergency NZ deploys to Tasmania

Monday, 21 January 2019, 4:26 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A contingent of New Zealand firefighting personnel is heading overseas, this time to help combat a growing number wildfires in Tasmania. More >>

Lower your risk of fire during the New Year and camping

Friday, 28 December 2018, 11:16 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Lower your risk of fire during the New Year and camping season - ‘Three B’s’ the leading cause of fires for Kiwi campers More >>

Fire and Emergency partners with accommodation provider

Friday, 21 December 2018, 9:55 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has formed a partnership with Airbnb to improve the country’s emergency preparedness, response and recovery. More >>

Reduce your fire risk this Christmas

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 1:28 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Christmas is a highly-anticipated time of year when families get together to enjoy the festivities and summer season. Across the country, BBQs, outdoor sports, and pavlovas are amongst the most popular Kiwi traditions in households over this period. More >>

Diverse group answer Fire and Emergency’s call

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 5:27 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has welcomed a diverse group of 22 new firefighters at a graduation ceremony at the National Training Centre in Rotorua today. More >>

New fire station in Christchurch

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:20 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

A new fire station has been officially opened in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs today, bringing volunteer and career firefighters together for the first time in Canterbury. More >>

A Christmas gift that will last all year

Friday, 7 December 2018, 12:46 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The 2019 Firefighters Calendar has taken on a new look for 2019, featuring the ever popular firefighters alongside Child Cancer ambassadors. More >>

 

 

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