What is the role of Local Advisory Committees?

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

What is the role of Local Advisory Committees?

Local Advisory Committees (LACs) engage with local groups to ensure a strong community voice is captured.

LACs will help shape Fire and Emergency’s support for your community, by providing a strong local perspective on what matters. They will work with local Fire and Emergency leaders to understand and engage with their communities by:

  • gathering feedback from a wide range of networks within their communities and using that feedback to provide a strong local perspective on issues and risks in their area
  • representing the community’s interests, including those of volunteers and industry brigades
  • helping to build a common understanding of local needs and how Fire and Emergency can address these at a local level
  • helping Fire and Emergency plan for delivering services in the future
  • strengthening connections between Fire and Emergency and local communities
  • helping their community build resilience and providing local perspectives on reducing risk.