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New Deputy Chair For Fire And Emergency NZ Board

Friday, 15 October 2021, 2:04 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Malcom Inglis from Whanganui has been appointed as Deputy Chair of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board. Mr Inglis, a chartered accountant, has experience on a wide variety of boards and governance experience spanning health, education, local ... More >>

Kiwis Work Together To Help Make Aerial Firefighting More Efficient

Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:10 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) has banded together with Kiwi software companies TracPlus and Spidertracks to help halve the cost of integration between the systems for firefighting aircraft. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2110/38fa4ff044a35f542cac.jpeg" ... More >>

New Local Leadership Structure At Fire And Emergency

Monday, 27 September 2021, 9:02 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has today reached a significant milestone as New Zealand’s first unified firefighting organisation. 27 September 2021 marks the stand-up of 17 new Districts, replacing an historic split where there were 24 urban ... More >>

Fire And Emergency Urges People To Prepare For Gales

Sunday, 12 September 2021, 1:16 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency NZ is warning people to prepare now for severe gales forecast to hit most of Canterbury this afternoon and overnight. Mike Johns, the Assistant Area Manager for Canterbury, said the red warning that MetService has issued makes ... More >>

Multiple Fires In The South As Gales Continue

Friday, 10 September 2021, 7:04 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire crews are responding to multiple fires across Canterbury caused by galeforce winds, after a busy night of call-outs that started about 10pm with fires in Otago. Overnight, crews from Dunedin and surrounding areas dealt with a fire in forestry ... More >>

Fire And Emergency - Auckland Flooding Response 30/31 August

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 5:20 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is continuing to respond to calls following a flooding event in Auckland overnight. Between 9.30 pm and 4 am, we received more than 150 calls for assistance. Most of the calls related to flooding into residential properties. ... More >>

Outdoor fires discouraged in Northland

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 12:38 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand urges households and landowners across Northland not to light outdoor fires during lockdown, to save firefighters having to respond to calls from anxious neighbours and break their COVID-19 bubbles. Fire and Emergency ... More >>

Fire and Emergency is ready to respond to emergencies

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 12:15 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

National Commander Kerry Gregory says New Zealand can be assured, Fire and Emergency is well prepared to help our communities in an emergency during Level 4 restrictions. "We have plans in place to ensure we can respond. Firefighters will follow COVID ... More >>

Athol's New Fire Station Officially Opened

Sunday, 8 August 2021, 1:17 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Athol’s new fire station has been officially opened, putting the final seal on a $1.5 million project that has provided the volunteer fire brigade with a purpose-built facility. Most of the funding for the new fire station came from the COVID Response ... More >>

Fire And Emergency Ready To Help Communities Affected By Storm

Friday, 16 July 2021, 7:58 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency NZ is ready to support civil defence on the West Coast and in Nelson-Tasman if communities need assistance during the storm. Crews in Westport have been helping with precautionary evacuations of residents in low-lying areas ... More >>

Dannevirke House Fires Show Why You Need Smoke Alarms

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:33 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Check your smoke alarms is the call from Fire and Emergency after firefighters attended two house fires in Dannevirke in just three days. Smoke alarms woke the occupants of a house at 1am on Saturday night where a chimney fire had spread through the ceiling. ... More >>

26 New Firefighters Join The Crew

Friday, 25 June 2021, 9:08 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

A Tall Fern, landscaper, tour guide, aircraft engineer and automotive engineer were among 26 new recruits who graduated as firefighters yesterday (Thursday 24 June) at Fire and Emergency’s National Training Centre in Rotorua. The new firefighters ... More >>

UPDATE 11AM: Papatoetoe Tornado

Saturday, 19 June 2021, 1:04 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire crews are continuing to assess the damage around Papatoetoe. More than 20 crews from across Auckland are assisting and a Command Unit is on scene. We are working closely with Auckland Emergency Management on any welfare needs. Public are asked ... More >>

New East Coast Bays Fire Station Officially Opened

Saturday, 12 June 2021, 1:13 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti has today officially opened East Coast Bays’ new fire station on the North Shore. Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board Chair Paul Swain says the brand new $8 million station has been strategically placed and designed ... More >>

Be Fire Safe This Winter

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 1:26 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

As the heaters come out and fireplaces are lit, Fire and Emergency encourages everyone to be fire safe during these cooler months. National Adviser Fire Risk Management Pete Gallagher says last month, before winter even started, six people died in house ... More >>

Fire And Emergency Personnel Honoured

Monday, 7 June 2021, 3:26 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board Chair Paul Swain has congratulated five firefighters from Kumeu, Matamata, Dannevirke, Rotorua and New Plymouth who were named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list released today. "We are very proud to see the More >>

Fire And Emergency: Papakura Fire Update 2

Monday, 7 June 2021, 5:44 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Jun 6, 2021 Fire and Emergency is expecting to maintain a significant presence at the scene of a fire in Papakura, South Auckland, overnight. We were first alerted to the fire at a car yard, at 3.10 pm. The fire is now under control and crews are ... More >>

Fire And Emergency: Papakura Fire Update

Sunday, 6 June 2021, 6:36 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is attending a significant fire in Papakura, South Auckland. We were first alerted to the fire at a car yard, at 3.10 pm. Currently, we have 21 appliances working to contain the fire. As well as cars, the 100 metre ... More >>

Open Fire Season For Marlborough South And Kaikoura

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 9:13 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Marlborough South and Kaikoura are moving to an open fire season from 8 am on Wednesday 2 June. An open fire season means people planning on lighting a fire outdoors do not require a permit. Restrictions remain in place for public conservation land. ... More >>

Change In Fire Season For Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 31 May 2021, 10:40 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Hawke’s Bay is now in an open fire season. The region changed from a restricted season at 8 am on Monday 31 May. An open fire season means people planning on lighting a fire outdoors do not require a permit. Restrictions remain on public conservation ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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