We are proudly supported by the following companies

  • Crafar Crouch Construction
  • Delegat
  • Waitui Farm Ltd
  • Forest & Environmental Management Marlborough Ltd
  • Kekerengu Valley Farm
  • Downer Group
  • Mark Stevenson First National Real Esate
  • Yealands Estate
  • Department of Conservation
  • Marlborough Forest Industry Association
  • Top of the South Caravan Hire
  • Earnslaw One Ltd
  • Susan Pope Ltd
  • PWS Professional Web Solutions
  • Meaters of Marlborough
  • Busy Bee Contracting
  • Mitre 10 Mega Marlborough
  • Top Town Cinemas
  • Alpha Lea Contracting
  • Sanford
  • Merrill Ring
  • Bluff Station Ltd
  • Keneperu Water Taxis
  • Lowlands Wines
  • Marlborough Girls College
  • Sounds Air
  • Oyster Bay
  • Rai Silviculture Ltd
  • PF Olsen
  • GCSB
  • Springview Vineyard
  • Tractor Repairs and Spares
  • Slip Inn Cafe
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Advanced Electrical Blenheim
  • Marlborough Regional Forrestry
  • Interislander
  • Gale Contracting
  • Kaikoura District Council
  • New World Blenheim
  • Te Mahia Lodge
  • Nelson Forrests Ltd

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week 21-27 June 2020

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we’re saying a huge cheers to our volunteers who are ready to respond to emergencies 24/7, 365 days every year. They’re part of our nationwide team of 14,000 which includes career firefighters, trainers, our communication centres, and admin and support staff.

Being available to help keep their communities safe can mean missed dinners, good night stories to the kids, birthdays, and other personal commitments.  ‘Thanks for the moments you’ve missed’, not only to all our volunteers but also to their whānau, employers, supporters and those who work alongside them, making it possible for our volunteers to do the great work they do.

Thank you again and have a good week.

Fire in our landscape. Everyone's Responsibility

Here you will find information on your Marlborough Kaikoura Fire and Emergency authority and how to protect yourself, your family; your neighbours and your business from the threat of rural wildfire

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Daylight Saving finishes on Sunday 5 April 2020 Date Posted: Mar 20, 2020

Daylight Saving comes to an end on the 5 April when clocks are turned backward 1 hr at 3.00am and changing our clocks and checking our smoke alarms go hand in hand.

When changing the time ensure you also check your smoke alarms.  Remember the recommendation is to have Photoelectric long life smoke alarms. Long life alarms have a 10 year battery in them which doesn’t need replacing.  You can still purchase photoelectric smoke alarms that run on the 9v battery, if you still have ionisation alarms these are most likely old and out of date.

It is important we (all of us FENZ) are seen to be leading this by ensuring our own homes have working photoelectric smoke alarms.  Working smoke alarms do save lives, stats show that 87% of the country claim to have at least one working smoke alarm, however only 74% claim to test them regularly.  We will never get 100% with alarms installed but we need to promote the testing of the ones that are installed, we need a 100% test rate.

Another little unknown or misunderstood fact is that when we sleep we lose the sense of smell and the chance of waking up in the event of a fire is slim and if you do, it’s not because you smelt it.  By then your escape route may be gone, the more smoke alarms the greater the chance of detecting a fire early.


 

For further information on smoke alarms, click here

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A community responsibility to the threat of rural fire

If you live or own property in a rural area or on the urban–rural interface, you are part of a community that has a responsibility to manage the risk of fires on your property.

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