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COVID-19 Update #11 Vulnerable Person Status

Do not disclose any underlying medical condition without first seeking advice from NZPFU.

COVID-19 Update #10

Members and their families have been asking for more information about the Covid-19 risk for firefighters responding.  Below is a general guide developed by our medical response subject matter expert Justin Murtha. This is just a guide. FENZ employees and volunteers are reminded that there is COVID-19 information available on the portal.

President's Blog: Heads up 14

It’s been quite a while since my last post, we have been extremely busy but here goes!

Flu vaccinations now available to operational Firefighters

FENZ has prioritised flu vaccinations for operational personnel.

COVID-19 Update #9 How contained is your bubble?

The necessary precautions for the protection of our members while maintaining response are in place with planning well underway for the many variations or changes that may result with the every-changing landscape of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update #8

As New Zealand prepares to go into unprecedented shut down everyone’s lives will need to be adjusted. 


Welcome to the New Zealand Professional Firefighters' Union.

The NZPFU is a key partner with Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Through reducing the likelihood of unwanted fires, reducing consequences from emergencies and helping build resilient communities we contribute to a safer environment for New Zealanders.

Our members serve their communities to protect and preserve life, property and the environment. NZPFU representatives are based on all career fire stations. There are also 19 Union Locals in the major metropolitan and principal centres where career firefighters are employed. 

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