What we research

Fire and Emergency NZ 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 applied research to support its strategic priorities.

Our current research portfolio includes:

  • School programmes evaluation
  • Fatal fire risk factors
  • Improving the accuracy of grass curing
  • Public injury and fatalities at controlled burns
  • Non-fire incidents and resilience
  • After fire impacts on community

We have closed our call for proposals on:

  • Understanding fire related injuries in NZ
  • Understanding the volunteer firefighter journey
  • Becoming a firefighter

We will be assessing the received proposals and announcing the successful research teams in July.

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