With another very successful 4x4 training course behind us I would like to thank Mark Hodges our driving instructor for planning and running this day for our crews. Those of you who sent crew along could you please thank them once again for their attendance.
It is pleasing to see the large numbers of drivers attending the course. This time around we had a great mixture of crews from Havelock, Okiwi Bay, Waihopai and Canvastown.
Driving to, on and from the fire ground is one of our biggest causes of serious injury or death nationally, hence why we are putting a lot of emphasis into driver training in both 4x4 and responding under lights and sirens. Those who attend the latest training will be added to our data base.
Our trained heavy vehicle instructors can also certify people with the unit standard 1738 Heavy Vehicle Off-Road Driving as, our lead instructor is certified with the New Zealand Motor Industry Independant Training Organisation.