Our Proud Employer campaign and profiles

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Our Proud Employer campaign and profiles

Most New Zealand communities don’t realise that nearly 12,000 people volunteer for Fire and Emergency, let alone the impact this reliance has on local businesses. Our Proud Employer Mark and campaign helps communities recognise businesses that support us, as part of our crew. We collaborated with our volunteers and their employers to create our mark and to feature in our campaign. Here are their stories.

Fonterra supporting our volunteers
Fonterra is one of the largest employers for Fire and Emergency with 120 volunteers across the country. Read more ...

Tara Johnson – Featherston School Te Kura o Paetūmokai
When there’s an emergency in Featherston, the siren isn’t the only sound that alerts locals. Read more ...

Shaun Barron – Electrix
Electrix is a field service provider for Vector, covering the wider Auckland area on its natural gas network Read more ...

Miles Shelley – Hauraki Plains Motors
Miles Shelley and his son Adam are both volunteers for the Ngatea Volunteer Fire Brigade and work at the family owned business Hauraki Plains Motors Ltd. Read  more ...


Fiona Bryan – Empowerment trust
When Fiona Bryan’s children were young, they knew exactly what to do when they heard the fire siren go Read more ...

Colin Thomson – Building and Fire Services
Building and Fire Services Managing Director Mike Lindsay says giving staff members time off during working hours to respond to emergencies Read more ...

Steve Gee and Jono Turnbull – Connetics (Picture shows Jono)
Steve Gee and Jono Turnbull are volunteer firefighters who both work at Connetics (Southern) Ltd in Cromwell Read more ...

Ken Keenan, self-employed sheep farmer
Ken and his family have run a sheep farm in Southland for more than 33 years, with Ken volunteering with his local brigade for the past 25 years Read more ...

Russ and Pete of Marsh's Honey
Russ Marsh and his wife Trudie of Marsh’s Honey are third-generation New Zealand beekeepers based in Central Otago. Together, they support their employee Pete Dacy to respond to local incidents Read more ...