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Notice of Extension for Statement of Intent and Statement of Performance Expectations

17 June 2020 | Announcements

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Fire and Emergency New Zealand has requested a one-month extension to the statutory reporting

Commerce Commission seeks feedback on draft 111 Contact code

16 June 2020 | Announcements

The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on a code to protect consumers who need to contact emergency services and only have access to a home phone.

Fire and Emergency’s first Local Advisory Committees appointed

4 June 2020 | Announcements

The Fire and Emergency Board has today announced the 50 community-minded New Zealanders who will form its first seven Local Advisory Committees.

Fire and Emergency honours’ recipients congratulated

1 June 2020 | Announcements

Congratulations to our five recipients named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Change in fire seasons for Auckland region

13 May 2020 | Fire Season Updates

Auckland is changing to an open season, while the populated Hauraki Gulf Islands are going into a restricted season. Changes are effective from 8am 13 May 2020.

Smoke alarms and sprinklers save lives and property

12 May 2020 | Announcements

Smoke alarms and sprinkler systems saved two Auckland businesses yesterday (Monday 11 May) – a local rest home and a surgery practice.

Smoke alarms save lives - stay safe this winter

6 May 2020 | Announcements

"If it wasn’t for the smoke alarms, we wouldn’t be here," says Merv Clearwater whose house was severely damaged by fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Change in fire season for Pumicelands

5 May 2020 | Fire Season Updates

Pumicelands, Central Lakes and Bay of Plenty Coast will be moving to an Open Fire Season effective from 8am 6 May 2020.