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:

Project Supplier
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
Toxicity of building contents in building fires  BRANZ
Firefighting water supplies University of Canterbury
Lithium batteries - what's the problem?  BRANZ
Pigeon Valley Fire Evacuation experience  University of Canterbury & Massey University
Testing the Collective Action Model to support Lifestyle Block Owners  ESR
The New Zealand Fire Awareness and Intervention Programme: Reach, Uptake and Barriers to Engagement  The Research Trust of Victoria University of Wellington
The impact of live fire training on NTC based trainers Massey University

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If you have any queries about these projects, please contact research@fireandemergency.nz