What we research

Fire and Emergency New Zealand recognises the value of acquiring, using and sharing research based knowledge. Research plays an important role in policy development, decision-making and service improvement. Fire and Emergency commissions and uses research to support its strategic priorities.

Our current research portfolio includes:

  • School Programme Evaluation - New Zealand Council for Education Research
  • Fatal Fire Risk Factors - Injury Prevention Unit, Otago University
  • Improving the accuracy of assessing grass curing - Scion
  • Public injury and fatalities at controlled burns - Scion
  • Non-fire incidents and resilience - Shore and Whāriki Research Centre, Massey University
  • Understanding non-fatal fire related injuries in NZ - Injury Prevention Unit, Otago University
  • Understanding the volunteer firefighter journey - Shore and Whāriki Research Centre, Massey University
  • Becoming a career firefighter - Litmus
  • Understanding firefighters’ accessibility and acceptability of technology for training purposes - Litmus
  • The cost of unwanted alarms – Business and Economic Research Limited

If you have any queries about the commissioned research or tendering process, please email research@fireandemergency.nz