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Restructure provides more support for brigades

The Fire Service restructure that is underway will provide more support for many volunteer brigades and more consistency in staffing and administration within its five regions.

Training improved as a result of lessons learned at Lepperton fire

It is rare for firefighters to encounter an incident like the fire at the chicken farm at Lepperton last October. A series of uncoordinated decisions at the fire, combined with the unusual nature of the fire, resulted in two New Plymouth firefighters being seriously injured.

Fire Service hopeful of continued quiet Guy Fawkes period

The Fire Service is encouraging people to make the most of big public Guy Fawkes firework displays.

Fire Service Takes Lessons from Christchurch Earthquake


Wage Negotiations - National Commander/Chief Executive Mike Hall


Further Information on Firefighters Pay and Inflation


New Zealand Fire Service USAR team now in place

The New Zealand Fire Service USAR team has been tasked to search for survivors in northern Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Christchurch earthquake 22-02-2011

The New Zealand Fire Service is mobilising its two North Island Urban Search and Rescue taskforce's to support the third taskforce which is based in Christchurch.

Have you been affected by the quake?

Earthquake Assistance & Support

Regional Restructure

Whangarei Fire Station to receive high tech HAZMAT/Command Unit

Fire Service manages earthquake costs

Dangers posed by portable butane gas stoves

Wall film heaters warning

Fire Service Commission disappointed by firefighter union's decision to strike