Aerial Appliance Review

FENZ has recently released an aerial discussion document with a view to gathering feedback to help steer the FENZ aerial strategy for the future.

Officers in Areas 3, 4 and 5 will have recently been emailed, requesting feedback from operational crews to be supplied to Area Management through Senior Station Officers.

We ask that you go through the attached documents as a crew, which should give you a good understanding of the current aerial state and a guide to the options for the future.

The Union supports that Management are engaging operational crews for their feedback, however, we request that any feedback supplied to FENZ is also copied to the Local at Adam.nzpfu@gmail.com

The Local will then collate responses for each Area to assist in providing a unified response to each Area Management Team.

The NZPFU will also be supplying its own submission directly to DCE Russell Wood, whereupon we will be using these Area responses to shape our recommendations as part of a National Aerial Strategy.

Auckland’s landscape has changed in the last 10 years, with multi-level apartments now the norm and present in almost every suburb.

There are multiple large industrial hubs in all three areas of Auckland, with developers pushing regulatory boundaries to build enormous unsprinklered industrial complexes.

The recently released International Convention Centre Fire Review found that our aerial appliance fleet was too short to be effective, and our trained operators too few to deal with the job at hand.

We are still left with legacy buildings from pre-1990’s building code, which will remain an issue for decades to come.  These buildings are up to 15 storeys high, unsprinklered, commercial and residential high rises. 

Your feedback is extremely important for shaping the future look of the aerial fleet and strategy.

Please get your feedback to Adam Wright (Adam.nzpfu@gmail.com) by the 20 November 2020.

Region Representatives - Memo
Executive Summary - Aerial Strategy Discussion Document
Aerial Review Discussion Document
Response Template - Aerial Discussion Document

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