Haere mai! Come and see us if you're at Te Matatini in Hastings this weekend! #NZFS #TM2K17
A very moving day for all New Zealand as we think of Christchurch. It was an honour to be able to pay our respects at the memorial ceremony today.
6 years on from the earthquakes, the resilience of Christchurch still astounds us. Today we think of the people of Christchurch, and the emergency services who responded locally, across New Zealand and the world.

As the Port Hills fire still burns, so does the local spirit. Thank you to Christchurch, and our firefighters still working hard to keep it safe.
A big thank you to 9 year old Christchurch student Kieran for your very special poem!
All the messages of support we have been getting are just amazing. Knowing this support is there will keep us going as firefighting crews continue the hard work to put this fire out.
We've been swamped with home-baking from all over the Christchurch community to support and say thanks to the volunteer, rural and metro firefighters who have done a massive job containing the Christchurch fire.

A big thanks to those who donated to us, and the notes that were left on the bags were really touching.

Just a few names are
- The Mother and Daughter Madeline Bay with their...
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Crew Briefing early this morning at the Port Hills Fire Ground
Hawke’s Bay fires have now been contained after some hard firefighting. Rain and weather conditions have also helped to supress the fires. 13 rural fire crews, four New Zealand Defence Force crews, six helicopters, 17 New Zealand Fire Service appliances, two NZFS Command Units and 3 NZFS tankers worked tirelessly to put the fires out.

Thank you to all the personnel who worked long and hard...
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Urban and rural firefighters are working hard to protect lives and property from the Port Hills fire in Christchurch.

For your own safety please keep away from the fire ground or any closed off areas, and follow Christchurch Civil Defence Emergency Management for updates and instructions.
Legislation to create Fire and Emergency NZ is one step closer with its second reading in Parliament tonight. You can watch the debate live, or find out more about the legislative process and the contents of the Bill, on the Parliament website - [ Parliament.nz Link ]

- Parliament TV and radio - [ Tinyurl.com Link ]
- Fire and Emergency NZ Bill - [ Tinyurl.com Link ]
Product recall- Hewlett-Packard (HP) batteries for various notebook computers. Read the full details on our website


Thank you to helloworld NZ and American Airlines for helping our Henderson Fire Brigade get to the USA to compete in the Seattle and New York stair climbs.
The New Zealand Fire Service Commission Board is very pleased to announce the appointment of Paul McGill as Chief Executive & National Commander (CE&NC), effective 6 March to 30 June 2017.

NZFS Leadership Announcement

January is not the usual time to be giving safety tips on how to prepare for a weather bomb! With gale force winds unfortunately forecasted for a lot of the country tonight, take a minute to keep your home safe.

Tie down, or put in your garage, any outside furniture and BBQs (making sure the gas is turned off).

Make sure any ash from fires or BBQs are fully extinguished and disposed of. Ash...
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Check It's Alright Before You Light | National Rural Fire Authority

Fire can have devasting effects on people and property. Our firefighters are expecting a busy fire season, with hot weather and wind forecasted. So be sure to check it's alright before you light by visiting [ Checkitsalright.nz Link ]

To all of our firefighters attending fires this summer, thank you for your hard work.

#giveourfirefightersabreak #checkitsalright #befiresmart #NZFS #NRFA...
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The emotional and financial toll of fighting fires

Nice work Palmerston North Fire Brigade YOU ROCK!

#palmyrocks #newzealandfireservice
Derek drops the mic on having a safe BBQ! Don't add flammable liquids and dispose of hot ashes safely.
Paul Baxter, Chief Executive & National Commander of the New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) has announced he is resigning to take up a new role, after 35 years with New Zealand's fire services.

New Zealand Fire Service - Media Release|NZFSLeadership Announcement

We have been kept busy fighting fires due to the dry conditions in many parts of the country.
Check what the fire danger is in your area to keep us all safe.

Check It's Alright Before You Light | National Rural Fire Authority