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Bringing our firefighters together

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 12:47 pm | The Fire Service

Fire and Emergency New Zealand - which is bringing together New Zealand’s rural, urban, career and volunteer firefighters of 40 organisations into a new single organisation - comes into force on 1 July. More >>

Planning for new organisation under way

Friday, 29 April 2016, 11:32 am | The Fire Service

Today’s announcement on funding for the country’s new fire and emergency response organisation will allow transition planning to begin in earnest, says Paul Swain, Chair of the New Zealand Fire Service Board. More >>

NZFS and NRFA welcome appointment of new Chair

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 11:29 am | The Fire Service

The appointment of Paul Swain as incoming Chair of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission will help guide the organisation through a period of significant change. More >>

USAR team leaves tonight for Kathmandu

Monday, 27 April 2015, 2:48 pm | The Fire Service

A 37-strong urban search and rescue team will leave New Zealand tonight for Nepal as part of a United Nations-co-ordinated rescue effort in the wake of destructive earthquakes in that country. More >>

NZ secures UN classification of search and rescue team

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 9:44 am | The Fire Service

New Zealand has gained a United Nations classification of its national urban search and rescue team following a 36-hour exercise that ended in Palmerston North last night. More >>

Australian Prime Minister to thank New Zealand fire crews

Friday, 27 February 2015, 4:30 pm | The Fire Service

The contribution of more than 400 New Zealand firefighters in helping battle bushfires across the Tasman over the past 14 years will be acknowledged tomorrow during a visit by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to an Auckland fire station. More >>

Compulsory smoke alarms needed in rental accommodation

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 12:45 pm | The Fire Service

The tragic deaths of three young people during a house fire in Hamilton, hot on the heels of a 3 year old dying in a house fire the previous week, point directly to the need for compulsory smoke alarms in rental properties. More >>

House fire death highlights dangers of novelty lighters

Friday, 14 November 2014, 3:12 pm | The Fire Service

The death of a toddler in a Hamilton house fire last Sunday underscores the urgent need to strengthen rules on novelty lighters, says the New Zealand Fire Service. More >>

Fire Service prepares for storm

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 2:06 pm | The Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service is working with other emergency agencies to prepare for the impact of the severe storm predicted for Northland and parts of Auckland this afternoon. A taskforce of 16 personnel, two fire appliances, a lighting rig ... More >>

Narrow Escape For Students After Fire at Opotiki College

Monday, 16 June 2014, 2:54 pm | The Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service says 40 teenagers had a narrow escape when a fire tore through part of Opotiki College on Saturday night. Bay of Plenty Fire Risk Management Officer Jon Rewi said there were a series of lessons for marae and schools to learn ... More >>

More New Zealand firefighters head to Victoria

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 11:40 am | The Fire Service

Another 22 specialist forest firefighters will leave today to help fight the Victoria bushfires. They will join the 44 who left last week to relieve Australian firefighters working in the Gippsland area. More >>

Fire Service warns against silencing fire alarms

Monday, 21 January 2013, 3:14 pm | The Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service is concerned there may be more buildings in Auckland where smoke alarms have been silenced by occupants, building managers, or building owners. More >>

Lighters and Matches Deadly in the Hands of Children

Monday, 30 April 2012, 2:38 pm | The Fire Service

The Fire Service says parents who leave matches and lighters around for their children to play with are putting their family’s lives at risk. Over the weekend an Opotiki man was badly burned in a house fire started by a child playing with a lighter. More >>

Guy Fawkes wrap up from New Zealand Fire Service

Sunday, 6 November 2011, 9:07 pm | The Fire Service

The Fire Service had a relatively quiet Guy Fawkes night with no major incidents reported as being linked to either public displays or private use of fireworks. More >>

Fire Service Damage Report - Tornado (Avondale)

Sunday, 11 September 2011, 2:45 pm | The Fire Service

Fire Service Damage Report - Tornado (Avondale) Fire Service damage report as at 2.15pm: • Power lines down and on fire across driveways in Wairau Avenue • Power lines down onto a house in Canal Road • A tree has brought down power lines in ... More >>

Wall Film Heaters Warning

Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 2:44 pm | The Fire Service

The head the Fire Service's Research and Investigation Unit, Peter Wilding said he and his team have never seen a heater like it and he's concerned there may be more in use. More >>

General update on Fire Service activity in Christchurch

Monday, 13 June 2011, 2:24 pm | The Fire Service

The Fire Service is responding to multiple calls following this afternoon’s earthquake, ranging from one rescue of two people from a collapsed building in Hereford Street through to liquefaction, flooding, power lines down, falling debris, and burst sewer ... More >>

New Zealand search and rescue team complete task in Japan

Sunday, 20 March 2011, 1:25 pm | The Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service Urban Search and Rescue team has completed its rescue tasks in Japan and is returning home tomorrow. More >>

Fire Service USAR Japan update

Wednesday, 16 March 2011, 9:24 pm | The Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service USAR team members continue to remain focused on their task but have so far found no survivors of the devastating tsunami in Northern Japan. The team of 48 is working alongside Japanese civil defence workers and an Australian ... More >>

New Zealand Fire Service USAR team to go to Sendai

Monday, 14 March 2011, 3:32 pm | The Fire Service

New Zealand Fire Service USAR team to go to Sendai The New Zealand Fire Service USAR team has been tasked to search for survivors in northern Japan following Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The team is made up of 46 USAR personnel supported ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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