Our people. Our stories.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Our people. Our stories.

Anna Mckay
I moved to Ngāruawāhia around ten years ago to be closer to my family, but I did not expect to find my second family in the Ngāruawāhia Volunteer Fire Brigade. Read more ...

Doris Hill
I’ve always wanted to drive a big red fire truck and more than 20 years ago I took the first step, joining the Juken NZ Industrial and then the Gisborne Volunteer Fire Brigade. Read more ...

Greg Barrett
I live right near Bottle Lake Forest, a beautiful and magical spot where we often spend time as a family. Read more ...

Jason Aitkens
I never thought I would be capable of volunteering for my local fire brigade but here I am two years in and loving every second. Read more ... 

Marcia and Ian Hunter
Marcia and I joined the Tora Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1995 as we felt we had an obligation to keep our community safe. Read more ... 

Mel Cleave
I’ve volunteered my whole life. I was a lifeguard on the West Coast for 20 years before I had my children. Read more ...