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Fire and Emergency remediation payments for former employees

FENZ still needs your help in contacting former employees to ensure they receive outstanding Holiday pay that is owed.

Te Kāhui Kaipatuahi o Aotearoa

The NZPFU is embracing the nation’s recognition of te reo Māori starting with the translation of our name.

An open letter to the Levin Volunteer Brigade

Dear Levin Brigade volunteers

Recruits refute bullying claims

A former career Recruit has been quoted in the media stating he experienced there was a culture of bullying and sexual harassment at the National Training Centre. That Recruit suffered burns to his hands during live-fire training on the course and he has made a series of claims of ill-treatment by the Trainers.

Updated: Safety information for new hoods

The safety information provided last week for the new flash hoods has been updated. The only change is point 3 which now correctly requests the consideration of NOT rolling the hoods over the collar.

FENZ refuses to appropriately staff Levin Fire Station

FENZ’s own report states its current ability to respond to emergencies in Levin is “critically limited” yet refuses to appropriately resource the Levin Brigade to protect the community in its response area.


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