Queens Birthday Honour list – Awards for New Zealand and Australia

Asia Pacific Fire magazine and MDM publishing would like to congratulate the following recipients of fire service medals in New Zealand and Australia, awarded in this year’s Queens Birthday Honour list. All of you have made considerable contributions to the…

Memorial wall recognises 505 Australian and New Zealand fire and emergency service personnel

The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security formally opened the National Emergency Service Memorial Wall in Canberra on Tuesday 1 May 2018, at the National Memorial Service for fire and emergency service personnel. The new…

Australia and New Zealand Disaster Management Conference 2018

The organisers of this years Australia and New Zealand Disaster Management Conference, 21 – 22 May 2018 are pleased with the progress the event has made since its inception. They are keen that others recognise its value and opportunities and think…

Storm lashes New Zealand quake zone, more buildings evacuated

By Lincoln Feast CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – Rain and strong winds battered central New Zealand on Thursday, threatening further damage just days after a powerful earthquake killed two people and devastated parts of the country’s South Island with huge…

‘Utter devastation’ after major quake, aftershocks hit New Zealand

By Charlotte Greenfield and Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake pummelled central New Zealand early on Monday, killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks. Emergency response teams…

Innovative radio technology keeps New Zealand’s firefighters safe

New solution embeds radio microphone within firefighters’ breathing apparatus Communication across multiple New Zealand public safety agencies made easier Built for the harshest environments with improved noise cancellation and battery life Wellington, New Zealand – 16 August 2016 – Firefighters…

Global ARFF vehicle from Fraser Fire and Rescue

Fraser Fire and Rescue in New Zealand are the leading manufacturer and exporter of fire-engines, equipment and components in the Southern Hemisphere. The Wellington based company manufacture a diverse range of fire and rescue vehicles plus associated components using the…

Wires kill helicopter pilots in NZ

Aviation plays an important part in the agricultural economy and firefighting in New Zealand. However, between 1979 and 2015, helicopter pilots alone had 116 wire strikes resulting in 28 deaths. While people on the ground can generally see wires, they…

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