Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) was established on 1 July 2017. It is the amalgamation of the New Zealand Fire Service, the National Rural Fire Authority, 12 enlarged rural fire districts and 26 territorial authority rural fire authorities. FENZ is a new unified fire organisation that brings together our country’s urban and rural fire services for the first time. FENZ aims to provide a fit for purpose 21st century fire and emergency organisation that is flexible, adaptable and efficient.
The below video outlines the transition and reasons behind it:
Check out the FENZ website for lots of information including:
In the event of a fire What to do if you spot a fire, what to do in a house fire, giving first aid, support after a fire.
At home Fire safety checklists, expert home fire safety tips, creating an escape plan, smoke alarms and other safety devices, fire-safety for non-English speakers.
Recreational and cultural Camping, hunting, bonfires, fireworks, fire safety on Maraes, traditional or cultural use of fire.
Teachers and schools About the Firewise programme, browse resources, order resources, organise a Firewise visit, protecting your school and asset.
Farms, rural properties and rural businesses
Planning and advice, fire safety checklists, rural fire insurance, small forest management.
Business and landlords Fire safety obligations, online services for business evacuation schemes, protecting tour business or property, building and designing for fire safety.
Hazardous substances Managing obligations and responsibilities, managing hazardous substances, what to do if you’re affected by hazardous substances.