Fire and Emergency New Zealand

The mission of Fire and Emergency New Zealand is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire, and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.


With around 10,000 personnel and 450 fire stations throughout the country, Fire and Emergency New Zealand provides a large resource of personnel, equipment and expertise that can be utilised in a variety of emergency situations.

SAR Role

There are many instances, especially in rural or remote locations, where fire service personnel have actively assisted at search and rescue incidents.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand also operates a number of urban search and rescue squads, whose primary role is in the area of victim extrication from collapsed building structures. However the personnel and equipment may be used to assist in the retrieval of search and rescue victims from situations of entrapment.

Go to Urban Search and Rescue website for further information about Fire and Emergency New Zealand Urban Search and Rescue teams.


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Saturday, February 29, 2020