The FENZ Transition project has been set up to establish Fire and Emergency New Zealand, an amalgamation of the New Zealand Fire Service, the National Rural Fire Authority, 12 enlarged rural fire districts and 26 territorial authority rural fire authorities.

The project, through its workstreams, will set up a single, amalgamated organisation from 1 July 2017.

Over the following four years, it will cement further changes to build a modern, nationwide service integrating what are currently separate urban, rural, volunteer and paid firefighting forces. The project will also set up local committees to ensure Fire and Emergency New Zealand is linked strongly to the communities it serves and protects.


Leadership Structure of FENZ on 1st July, 2017

Dec 20, 2016

After careful consideration of a range of options, the Board has decided on the leadership structure of Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) to be established on 1st of July,...

Transition Update – 19/12/16

Dec 19, 2016

Hello everybody As the year draws to a close, I wanted to give you a quick overview of just how much progress has been made towards standing up a new...

Board Update – 30/11/16

Nov 30, 2016

National earthquake response The Board commends our organisations, both urban and rural for their professional response to the major 7.8M earthquake centred in Kaikoura / Waiau on Monday 14 November,...

The FENZ Transition Project

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