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Change In Fire Season For Thames-Coromandel

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:57 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Thames-Coromandel District is moving to an open fire season effective from 8am Friday 5 June 2020. All Department of Conservation (DOC) land will remain in a restricted fire season meaning fire permits are required to light fires in the open air in these ... More >>

Local Advisory Committee for Tairāwhiti

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:51 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Fire and Emergency Board today announced the six community-minded New Zealanders who will form its first Local Advisory Committee in Tairāwhiti. More >>

Fire and Emergency’s first Local Advisory Committees

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:49 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Fire and Emergency Board has today announced the 50 community-minded New Zealanders who will form its first seven Local Advisory Committees in Northland, Tairāwhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Chatham Islands, Marlborough, the West Coast, and Otago. More >>

Local Advisory Committee for Northland

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:48 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency has today announced the seven community-minded New Zealanders who will form its first Local Advisory Committee in Northland. More >>

Fire and Emergency’s Local Advisory Committees appointed

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:41 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

The Fire and Emergency Board has today announced the 50 community-minded New Zealanders who will form its first seven Local Advisory Committees in Northland, Tairāwhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Chatham Islands, Marlborough, the West Coast, and Otago. More >>

Fire And Emergency Honours’ Recipients Congratulated

Monday, 1 June 2020, 11:45 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Chief Executive, Rhys Jones has congratulated five firefighters and support personnel from Cromwell, Kaikoura, Ranfurly, Blackball (West Coast) and Taneatua (Bay of Plenty) who were named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours ... More >>

Change In Fire Seasons For Auckland Region

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 5:08 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

The fire seasons for the Auckland mainland and the populated Hauraki Gulf Islands are changing. Auckland is changing to an open season, while the populated Hauraki Gulf Islands are going into a restricted season. These changes are effective from ... More >>

Smoke Alarms And Sprinklers Save Lives And Property

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 10:32 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Smoke alarms and sprinkler systems saved two Auckland businesses yesterday (Monday 11 May) - a local rest home and a surgery practice - after successfully preventing fires from spreading or causing major damage. Principal Advisor Fire Risk Management ... More >>

Smoke Alarms Save Lives - Stay Safe This Winter

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 3:31 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

"If it wasn’t for the smoke alarms, we wouldn’t be here," says Merv Clearwater of East Taieri whose house was severely damaged by fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning. As reported in the Otago Daily Times, Merv and his wife Jill ... More >>

Change In Fire Season For Tairawhiti

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 1:46 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Tairawhiti is now in an Open Fire Season effective from 2pm Monday 4 May 2020. Despite the change in fire season, Principal Rural Fire Officer Raymond Dever asks the community to continue to hold off lighting any non-essential fires while we are under COVID-19 ... More >>

Change In Fire Season For Pumicelands

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 9:44 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Pumicelands, Central Lakes and Bay of Plenty Coast will be moving to an Open Fire Season effective from 8am 6 May 2020. All Department of Conservation land remains in a year round Restricted Fire Season. Principal Rural Fire Officer Steve Webb says ... More >>

A Special Day For The Nation’s Firefighters

Monday, 4 May 2020, 9:38 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Today Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released a video celebrating our people on International Firefighters’ Day. "This video is about showing that New Zealanders celebrate and acknowledge the important work our firefighters and the ... More >>

Firefighters Attending 250% More Rubbish Fires Under Lockdown

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 8:37 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Rubbish fires have more than doubled during the lockdown period compared to previous years and Fire and Emergency is asking people to stop burning. National Manager Community Readiness and Recovery Steve Turek says Fire and Emergency will respond to all emergencies ... More >>

Change In Fire Seasons For Much Of Canterbury

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 3:01 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Christchurch City, Banks Peninsula, Selwyn and North Canterbury will move to open fire season status from midnight Saturday (2 May). Principal Rural Fire Officer Bruce Janes says while the fire seasons are changing, Fire and Emergency New Zealand is ... More >>

Far North And Kaipara Districts Move To Restricted Fire Season

Monday, 27 April 2020, 9:02 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Far North Zone One (Aupouri and Karikari Peninsulas and the Kaitaia/Ahipara area) and Kaipara districts will move from a prohibited to restricted fire season effective from 8am Tuesday 28 April 2020. This means all of the Far North, Whangarei and Kaipara ... More >>

Businesses Preparing To Return To Work? Check Chemical Stocks And Processing Equipment

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 1:30 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

As businesses across New Zealand prepare to return to work, Fire and Emergency is asking they check any chemical stocks and processing equipment are in good working order. Fire and Emergency National Manager Risk Reduction, Roxanne Hilliard says ... More >>

FENZ finds International Convention Centre Fire Accidental

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 9:26 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand investigators have found the cause of the New Zealand International Convention Centre fire in Auckland’s city centre on 22 October last year was accidental. More >>

Fire And Emergency Continues To Be Here For Our Communities

Monday, 20 April 2020, 4:59 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

With today’s announcement that we will remain in Alert Level 4 until 11.59pm Monday 27 April, New Zealanders can rest assured that Fire and Emergency will continue to be here for our communities. Chief Executive Rhys Jones says Fire and Emergency will ... More >>

Switch Off Before You Walk Off

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 8:59 am | Fire and Emergency NZ

Unattended cooking is the biggest cause of house fires in New Zealand - a fire risk that is higher than ever under the COVID-19 lockdown. Celebrity chef Josh Emett is joining forces with Fire and Emergency NZ to remind people about keeping fire safe ... More >>

Be Fire Safe In Caravans And Sleep Outs

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 2:17 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging people living in caravans, campervans, garages and sleep outs to take extra care to be fire safe. National Advisor Fire Risk Management Pete Gallagher says there is anecdotal evidence more people are living ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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