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Training Strategy 2014-2018 (Consultation Draft)

It will ensure that our work is planned, relevant, consistent, structured, linked, and flexible, resulting in the provision of effective and appropriate training, and development for all of our people.

Says Max Hood, Director Training NFS.

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August issue of K1 out now

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June K1 available

Check out the June issue of K1: 130613K1CoverJune Click here for June K1

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February K1 available

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December Issue of K1 is out

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October K1 out now

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Daylight Saving

Check your Batterys

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Government to Report on Fire Service

Minister responisble for the Fire Service Chris Tremain announced a review, saying that over time the Fire Service’s role had increased to include other duties beyond dealing with fires and it was time to ensure that its mandate and funding model reflected that.
Currently, the Fire Service was funded through insurance levies on homes and rural fire authorities are funded by local authority rates, with some funding also from the Defence Force and Department of Conservation.
The Minister said the funding needed to be made more stable, equitable and predictable, and ensure those who actually benefited from the Fire Service were contributing to it.
The Fire Service duties had increased in line with community expectations. Those other duties included attending car and industrial accidents, and natural disasters.
Labour’s spokeswoman Ruth Dyson supported the review. Residential property owners paid a much greater share than the commercial sector, which was unfair.
The type of work fire fighters did was also wider than simply attending house fires – and included traffic accidents and building collapses – and a fair way of funding it was needed.
She said there were a lot of different options, including car insurance or registration, or through council rates. She hoped it was not an excuse for cost savings.
“That would be outrageous. Everybody knows the current Fire Service is not just underfunded, but funded in a way which is not fair or sustainable.”
The terms of reference for the review state that the panel should consider who the Fire Service’s current and future “clients” are and what its staffing and financial needs were likely to be.

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New Zealand Shakeout on 26th September

The New Zealand ShakeOut is at 9.26am on 26th September, 2012 and more than 830,000 participants already involved – and the goal is over 1 million.

What to do before, during and after an earthquake

Getting ready before an earthquake strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. Visit the Get Thru Earthquake page for tips on how to get ready, and what do during and after an earthquake, including a short video on how to Drop, Cover and Hold.

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August K1 out now

The June issue of K1 is out now.

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