Local advisory committees

We’re recruiting members for our Local Advisory Committees across Aotearoa

E koekoe te tūī, e ketekete te kākā, e kūkū te kererū
Reflecting the diversity of community voices

This historic whakatauki is offered up to represent the diversity of voices and reminds us that it takes a multitude of voices to create harmony.

Are you well-connected, respected and able to provide insight into the views and concerns of diverse communities in your area?  Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for creating positive outcomes for your community?

We know some of the risks faced by your community. But you will know more. Fire and Emergency needs local people with the networks, knowledge and experience to join:

Fire and Emergency New Zealand first established Local Advisory Committees in June 2020 and six of the regions are now looking for new members to join each committee for a second term.

LACs provide independent advice to the Fire and Emergency Board on what their communities value, their needs and the risks they face. 

Joining our LACs means you’ll have the opportunity to help to shape the future of Fire and Emergency’s support for your community by enabling us to better understand what matters - now and in the future.

This means we can better support your community to reduce risks and to prepare for, respond to, and recover well from emergencies when they happen.


If you would like this content translated into te reo Māori, please send us an email LACs@fireandemergency.nz

Mehemea e hiahia ana koe kia whakamāorihia ēnei ihirangi ki te reo Māori, tēnā tukuna mai he īmēra LACs@fireandemergency.nz