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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 >>

Fire Service media statement re Kilbirne fire

Friday, 4 April 2014, 10:52 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. More >>

NZ Fire Service and CTV Coronial Findings

Monday, 31 March 2014, 9:37 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service [NZFS] takes very seriously the findings from the Coronial hearing in 2012 into the deaths at The Canterbury Television [CTV] building following the devastating Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011. More >>

Fire Service sends taskforce to Northland ahead of Luci

Friday, 14 March 2014, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service is working with other emergency agencies to prepare for the impact of Cyclone Luci. More >>

Lyttelton Port bulk fuel incident being monitored

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 6:43 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

The Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade will maintain a watch overnight at the Port following damage to a bulk fuel storage tank caused by a collapsed cliff face. There is no risk to the public at this point and the aviation fuel that is leaking from ... More >>

Fire Service says no danger to public at Lyttelton Port

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

The Fire Service says there is no public danger at this stage following the collapse of a Lyttelton cliff face onto an fuel bulk storage tank at the Port. More >>

More NZ firefighters heading to Victoria

Monday, 17 February 2014, 9:05 am | New Zealand Fire Service

More NZ firefighters heading to Victoria Victoria’s Fire Commission has asked for further support from New Zealand as the state tackles widespread bush fires. Two further teams of New Zealand rural firefighters will deploy this week, with the first ... More >>

Check out volunteering for an emergency service

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

If you have ever wanted to volunteer for an emergency service, or help someone after a traumatic event, the Auckland Volunteer and Emergency Services Open Day is for you. On Saturday (8 February) personnel from the police, fire and ambulance services ... More >>

Staying Alive: Volunteer and Emergency Services Open Day

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Auckland’s emergency services are joining forces on Queens Wharf (Saturday 8 February) to provide the public with a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into their daily work. More >>

NZ Rural Firefighters Deploying to Australia Tomorrow

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

A taskforce of New Zealand rural firefighters will be deployed to Australia tomorrowto help contain bushfires in Victoria. A second taskforce will leave on Monday. This follows a request from the Victoria Fire Services Commissioner to the National Rural ... More >>

Children and matches a disastrous combination

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Children and matches a disastrous combination The Fire Service is concerned by four incidents in the past 10 days in which young children have narrowly escaped death after starting fires using matches or lighters. “This is a very bad start to 2014. ... More >>

Kitchen design feature sparks fires

Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

In the past month, one Northland home has been destroyed and another badly smoke damaged by fires linked to a common kitchen design feature. The kitchen or bench ‘appliance garages’ which have a pull-down door to hide away toasters, hot water ... More >>

Christchurch Fire Station Redevelopment plans

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 10:44 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service is to build seven new fire stations in Christchurch to meet the known and emerging needs of the city and its communities. More >>

Fire fatality: statement from New Zealand Fire Service

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 9:13 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service says the death of a six year old girl in a house fire at Onehunga yesterday is a tragic reminder of the need to keep matches out of the hands of children. More >>

Fire Service hopeful of continued quiet Guy Fawkes period

Friday, 1 November 2013, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service is encouraging people to make the most of big, public Guy Fawkes firework displays this year. The head of NZFS Fire Risk Management, Assistant National Commander Rob Saunders, said there has been a dramatic reduction in emergency ... More >>

NZ rural firefighters not needed in New South Wales

Friday, 25 October 2013, 11:08 am | New Zealand Fire Service

New South Wales fire authorities have carried out an assessment of the resources they will need over the next two weeks and are comfortable they can manage without assistance from New Zealand. More >>

Wind Update: Number of weather incidents in North decreases

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 3:18 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

The number of weather incidents the New Zealand Fire Service are attending in the Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions due to high winds has decreased. Since 11 o'clock this morning, the New Zealand Fire Service has attended fifty-one incidents ... More >>

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