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Regional Managers Rural for Fire and Emergency NZ Appointed

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Kevin O’Connor, National Rural Manager (designate), Fire and Emergency New Zealand is pleased to announce appointments to the five Regional Manager Rural positions for the new organisation, Fire and Emergency New Zealand. More >>

Key appointments made for new Fire & Emergency organisation

Friday, 5 May 2017, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Appointments have been made to three leadership positions at Fire and Emergency New Zealand, the new organisation that brings together the country’s urban and rural firefighters on 1 July 2017 into one service. More >>

Terms of Reference for Port Hills Fires Operational Review

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

A formal operational review into the Port Hills fires will be conducted between the New Zealand Fire Service and the two Rural Fire Authorities involved in leading the response to the fire. The review will begin in early May 2017, and take approximately ... More >>

Port Hill Fires - Update

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Fire crews are battling two fires on the Port Hills that started on 13 February. 72 Rural and New Zealand Fire Service firefighters, four helicopters and 18 units including water tankers and fire appliances were at the scene throughout the night. More >>

Fires destroy Kohanga Reo and Marae

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Two significant fires in 12 hours have left members of the Mo te Whanau Te Kohanga Reo in Raetihi and Manu Ariki marae, near Taumarunui, in despair. At approximately 10pm Monday night, appliances from Raetihi, Ohakune, Waiouru and Whanganui responded ... More >>

Spark & NZ Fire Service to create a private Paging Service

Friday, 25 November 2016, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service and National Rural Fire Authority have entered into an agreement with Spark for a new private paging service for the Fire Service’s ongoing paging requirements, once the public network closes on 30 June 2017. More >>

Fire Service deploys safe water resources to Kaikoura

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 10:34 am | New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service has deployed two water purification units and communications equipment to Kaikoura, which remains isolated following yesterday’s major earthquake. More >>

Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived in Kaikoura

Monday, 14 November 2016, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Fire Service

An Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team of 20 people and two dogs deployed from Christchurch and have arrived in Kaikoura following this morning’s earthquake. The team are self-sufficient, carrying out building assessments in support of the local authorities. ... More >>

USAR teams deploy to Kaikoura by Helicopter

Monday, 14 November 2016, 7:19 am | New Zealand Fire Service

Media Release 14 November 2016, 0700 USAR teams deploy An seven-person Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) squad from Christchurch is currently on its way to Kaikoura by helicopter to assist following this morning’s earthquake. The team is due to arrive ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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