Information for media and individuals for Day One of Fire and Emergency New Zealand, 1 July 2017.
The rural leaders of Fire and Emergency New Zealand came together, for the first time in their new roles, in Wellington on 14 June 2017. The National Workshop provided information our rural leaders, and their teams, need for Day One and beyond.
Resources provided on the day included:
From 1 July, approximately 63 Rural Fire Authority employees will join Fire and Emergency New Zealand. There will also be 42 additional roles for rural fire services. The new rural organisational structures are arranged in similar geographical areas as the current urban fire boundaries.
The majority of additional roles for rural will either be in volunteer support or will provide services previously available from a territorial authority or Enlarged Rural Fire District. Additionally, rural has five new Regional Managers Rural, who look after rural fire services, and are part of the Operational Leadership Team.
For the rural directorate and organisational structures for each rural region, click here
This is the Participant Resources document for the Day One Preparation Sessions, being held in all regions through May and June. This document is intended to support presentations by leaders to groups of personnel about Fire and Emergency New Zealand. It includes FAQs and factsheets.
Here are a series of videos that are also resources for the Day One Preparation Sessions:
Here are the fact sheets contained within the pack:
This is a summary of the Phase 2 Blueprint. It sets out the high level strategy for Fire and Emergency New Zealand from July 2017 to June 2020, including the six strategic priorities.
Read the fact sheet on integration and the Phase 2 Blueprint
Watch a two-minute video of Transition Director, David Strong, talking about the integration phase.
These are the presentations from the National Forum which provided a comprehensive update on progress toward Day One of Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
Day One readiness handout – covers all areas of progress toward Day One
Integration 2017 – 2020 – presenting the plan for the first three years of Fire and Emergency NZ
Identity – the identity for Fire and Emergency New Zealand was shared for the first time at the event. You can see pictures and background here.
Text Q&A – People were able to text in questions during the event.
Paul Swain’s talking points – Key messages from the Chair’s speech.
This resource is intended to help you answer questions from your teams and other people. It is in two parts, and is available as slides only, or as slides with speaking notes attached:
Part 1 – Background information about the transition, and the project
Part 2 – An update on progress, and next steps
Note that a draft set of Part 2 (slides only) were distributed at the Leading through change forums, held in Wellington and Auckland on 28 February and 2 March 2017.
We are all building a new organisation – Fire and Emergency New Zealand. We need all of our people involved and engaged to achieve this. Leaders play a key role in helping teams during times of change. Teams want to hear from their leaders about this transition, and how it impacts on them.