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New Zealand USAR team to help in Vanuatu

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

New Zealand is to send 14 urban search and rescue personnel to Vanuatu to help with rebuilding efforts in the wake of Cyclone Pam. Paul Baxter, Chief Executive & National Commander of the New Zealand Fire Service, which leads the country’s USAR ... More >>

Fire Service moves in extra crews as Cyclone Pam nears

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

More than 70 firefighters and 30 appliances and other specialist vehicles are moving into vulnerable North Island coastal areas as Cyclone Pam approaches the country. Fire Service Deputy National Commander Paul McGill said deploying resources now would ... More >>

NZ seeks UN classification of search and rescue team

Sunday, 8 March 2015, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

New Zealand expects to gain a United Nations classification of its national urban search and rescue team following a 36-hour exercise that begins in Palmerston North on Monday (9 March). More >>

Staying Alive Open Day 2015

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 10:52 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Save the date for the most action packed day of the year! Auckland’s favourite Volunteer and Emergency Services open day Staying Alive is returning for a second year at The Cloud, Queens Wharf in Auckland on Saturday 14 February, 10am-4pm. More >>

Fire Service advice to public re power outage

Monday, 6 October 2014, 10:21 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service is advising Aucklanders affected by the power outage to follow some basic safety rules for using generators, gas barbecues and lanterns. Assistant Area Manager Mike Shaw said overnight, firefighters were called to two ... More >>

Fire Service says Northcote College fire not suspicious

Monday, 29 September 2014, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Fire investigators have been unable to determine the cause of the fire at Northcote College in Birkenhead on Friday evening however they do not believe it was suspicious. More >>

Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 10:13 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The Fire Service urges people to test their smoke alarms at the same time they move their clocks forward an hour for Daylight Saving this weekend. More >>

Fire Service congratulates QSM recpients

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Six volunteer firefighters who have each given many years of service to their communities and the public have been presented with Queens Service Medals in Wellington today. More >>

Visitors to elderly people should check their smoke alarms

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 11:50 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Fire Service urges all visitors to elderly people to check their smoke alarms are working More >>

Natural disasters focus of major international conference

Friday, 29 August 2014, 11:29 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Almost 900 people from Australasian and Pacific fire and emergency services will meet in Wellington next week to discuss the latest in disaster-related research and experience. More >>

Natural disasters focus of major international conference in

Friday, 29 August 2014, 11:29 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Almost 900 people from Australasian and Pacific fire and emergency services will meet in Wellington next week to discuss the latest in disaster-related research and experience. More >>

2013/2014 avoidable, residential fire death numbers down

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 11:25 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Any death in a house fire is of grave concern and in most cases they are avoidable. The New Zealand Fire Service says over the past year, 10 people have lost their lives in a fire in their home. More >>

Fire Service welcomes Bravery Medals for personnel

Monday, 23 June 2014, 9:54 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The Chief Executive and National Commander of the New Zealand Fire Service, Paul Baxter, has paid tribute to Fire Service personnel who’ve received the New Zealand Bravery Medal (NZBM)* for their work in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. More >>

St John and NZFS announce prototype Fire Medical Vehicle

Friday, 20 June 2014, 4:41 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

A prototype dual purpose fire and medical response vehicle developed by the New Zealand Fire Service and St John is about to start a year of trials to test the concept. More >>

Consumer smoke alarm research welcomed by Fire Service

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 10:38 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service says the latest Consumer NZ research on smoke alarms will be enormously helpful to people trying to choose the best one from a baffling line-up on the shop-shelves. More >>

Operational Review into Racetech fire released

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service has released its Operational Review and Accident Investigation Report into the fire at Racetech’s Seaview factory in August last year, in which Senior Firefighter (SF) Troy Mahupuku received serious burns. More >>

Fire Service update on Kilbirnie fire 4.30pm 4/4/14

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

The Fire Service says fire has destroyed the upper floor of a Kilbirnie storage unit but the ground floor appears to have escaped with only water and smoke damage. More >>

NZ Fire Service update on Kilbirnie fire - 2pm

Friday, 4 April 2014, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

A large digger is now being used to pull apart the Wellington storage facilty to allow firefighters access to the interior. The fire has been burning for several hours and has been contained. More >>

Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms

Friday, 4 April 2014, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

The Fire Service urges people to test their smoke alarms when they move their clocks back an hour for Daylight Saving this weekend. “The simple fact is that smoke alarms save lives. We believe that most deaths in house fires would have been prevented ... More >>

Fire Service Tackling Kilbirnie Blaze

Friday, 4 April 2014, 10:53 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Wellington firefighters have brought a large fire at a storage facility near the airport under control but say it will take some time to put it out completely. Assistant Area Commander Paul Smith said the fire is not endangering any other buildings but ... More >>

 

 

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