SkyCity fire should have been out in two hours
"Firefighters will have to deal with this in years to come as the compounding affects of all the smoke and toxins that they're becoming exposed to in fires
like this are giving them higher rates of cancer. This is no surprise to Firefighters that we get cancer more than anybody else."
The NZPFU would like to personally thank Howick Green Watch, Senior Firefighter/Vice-President Jeff Shrimpton and SFF Josh Darby for the courage to show the public of New Zealand the personal battles that career professional firefighters are currently facing.
About 1,000 submissions from NZPFU members were delivered to FENZ National Commander Kerry Gregory this afternoon.
Listed below please find contact details for members of the Auckland Local Committee and their allocated portfolios for your information and future reference.
Recently we have been advised of issues around members’ pay, travel claims and allowances.
At a recent Committee meeting the following portfolio positions were delegated:
Professional career Firefighters are currently responded to “purple” emergency medical response calls. Firefighters exposures to trauma cause harm even when trained and competent to assist at the incident. Being expected to respond without the requisite training and equipment puts Firefighters at unnecessary and increased risk.
The Union wants to hear from you with your contact details, including postal address for a courier.