Across New Zealand, FENZ is failing the community with failing trucks and equipment and dangerously low levels of career firefighters and 111 emergency call centre operators. Meanwhile, FENZ prioritises HQ roles establishing 50 ICT positions in June but cancelling a career firefighter course in April. A truck offline due to lack of staffing means one less truck to respond. It means a truck will have to come from further afield and minutes cost lives.
FENZ is rolling the dice on public safety – the New Zealand public deserves better.
Please support the NZPFU in its fight for safe staffing and systems of work, fair wages and recognition of occupational cancer and injury.
You can show your support by going to www.firecrisis.nz and click on “how you can help” to send a letter explaining the fire crisis to every Member of Parliament.
It is important that every Member of Parliament understands that this Fire Crisis is a crisis of public safety!