Fire & Emergency New Zealand

New Zealand International Conference Centre Fire: Independent Operational Review

Fire and Emergency New Zealand commissioned an independent operational review into the management of the NZICC fire to provide the opportunity to learn more about managing large complex fires in the centre of our biggest city.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we commission these types of independent reviews regularly when there have been significant or unusual events.

The Independent Operational Review, New Zealand International Convention Centre fire, found ‘Fire and Emergency New Zealand personnel were able to draw on their expert knowledge of firefighting in the urban environment to manage the incident safely and effectively with the resources to hand.’

The report is a fair review of our management of a very significant event and made 11 recommendations. We have already begun progress on addressing a number of those recommendations and are working through how we will address the others.