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New Twizel Fire Station resource garage brings rural and urban together

14 September 2019 | Announcements

New resource garage means Twizel rural & urban volunteer fire brigades & St John Ambulance can now support their community from the same site.

Fire and Emergency acts to support Te Wiki o te reo Māori

9 September 2019 | Announcements

To mark Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Fire and Emergency New Zealand has today (9 September) launched a reo Māori version of its Escape My House website.

Your life may depend on it - step up and get fire safe

6 September 2019 | Announcements

People are being urged to make sure their homes have basic fire prevention, following the death of a 97-year-old man in a house fire in Auckland last friday.

Response to new fire safety website encouraging

3 September 2019 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is delighted that more than 52,000 people have visited a new website designed to help them escape their homes in a fire.

Firefighters acknowledged for long service to Hutt Valley

27 August 2019 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board Chair Paul Swain acknowledged the long service of 20 firefighters from the Hutt Valley.

Smoke alarm proves life saving

21 August 2019 | Announcements

A neighbour's swift actions may have saved a Palmerston North man’s life, says Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Investigation into Pigeon Valley Fire classifies it as accidental

13 August 2019 | Announcements

An investigation into one of New Zealand’s largest plantation forest fires has classified the fire as accidental.

Investigation continuing into Christchurch explosion

7 August 2019 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency is continuing to investigate the cause and origin of the gas explosion in the Christchurch suburb of Northwood on 19 July.