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Two fire deaths in four days – plan how you would escape

Friday, 29 July 2016, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Two fire deaths in four days – plan how you would escape a house fire and stay safe More >>

Hot tips for landlords and tenants under new Act

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:45 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The Fire Service is calling on landlords and tenants to do their bit for fire safety, as new smoke alarm requirements under the Residential Tenancies Act come into effect today. More >>

Fuel Spill RNZN Naval Base Devonport

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

At 1229 The New Zealand Fire Service Northern Communications Centre were responded to a fuel leak at the RNZN Naval Base in Devonport. 3 Fire Crews were sent to the location and began their investigation of the fuel spill. More >>

Elderly woman's death reminder to check smoke alarms

Monday, 2 May 2016, 9:35 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Firefighters say the death of a 79-year old Whanganui woman following a house fire, last Thursday 22 April, could have been prevented with a working smoke alarm. More >>

Fire Service urges care over Guy Fawkes

Friday, 30 October 2015, 11:57 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Fires started by fireworks have been falling, but there is still no room for complacency, warns the Fire Service. More >>

Former college to go up in smoke in a good cause

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11:10 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Former college to go up in smoke in a good cause 9 September 2015 A disused Taihape school building will provide one final service to the community this weekend before its demolition. About 100 firefighters from 13 central North Island brigades will ... More >>

Fatalities up as Fire Service launches smoke alarm campaign

Monday, 24 August 2015, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Fatalities up as Fire Service launches smoke alarm campaign A working smoke alarm could have saved nearly all eight lives lost in house fires in the past two months, says the Fire Service. Yesterday, the Fire Service began an advertising campaign ... More >>

Marae fire highlights need for safety checks

Monday, 17 August 2015, 11:09 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The destruction of a marae in the Waikato settlement of Mokai on Saturday underlines the importance of marae leaders actively reviewing their fire prevention measures, says Fire Service National Maori Advisor Piki Thomas. More >>

Fire Service investigates Waimate fatal fire

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 11:30 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The Fire Service is investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of three people in Waimate today. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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