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"Shower within the hour" necessary to mitigate absorption of carcinogens

The NZPFU has received reports that Senior/Station Officers are getting pushback from management when insisting on decontamination processes.


2020 is a PCA year

Every two years operational firefighters are required to undertake the Physical Competency Assessment (PCA) and 2020 is a PCA year.


Firefighters are protectors not enforcers

Firefighters in Auckland Areas 3, 4 and 5 have been asked to collect names and addresses of all present at every fire and to report the details back to FireCom to be forwarded to rural personnel.


Operation rest and respite

The NZPFU is facilitating “Operation Rest and Respite” for Australian firefighters and their families needing a much deserved break from the catastrophic bush fires in Australia.


Specified hose to be removed from service immediately

There have been three instances of near new Flashflood 500 x 70mm failure at the coupling under normal working pressure. The most recent was at a structure fire at Otahuhu. Fortunately no one was injured. Hose failure is a serious safety issue for crews on an incident ground when there is an immediate loss of water.


UPDATE: HOSE FAILURES

Further to the safety alert withdrawing all Flashflood 500 hose from service, there have been other instances of other internal ferruled 70mm hose separating from the male coupling.


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