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:

  • 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 how firefighters engage with learning technologies - Litmus
  • The cost of unwanted alarms – Business and Economic Research Limited

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We are seeking proposals for research on understanding the reach of our Fire Awareness and Intervention Programme which works for juvenile fire setters – for details of the project brief please see www.gets.govt.nz and search for RFx ID 21127827

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

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