"This is the Census of Fire and Emergency"
The NZPFU is urging all members to participate in the Whanaungatanga Programme Wellbeing Survey funded by Movember, conducted independently by Auckland University of Technology and developed in conjunction with career firefighters and NZPFU members. The survey will provide the necessary evidence of any impact organisational stressors and exposure to traumatic events has on the wellbeing of our membership. That evidence is necessary to develop and implement the necessary programmes to assist and address mental health.
Whanaungatanga Programme lead and career firefighter Josh Darby and AUT’s Professor Grant Schofield joined NZPFU National Secretary Wattie Watson to explain the need for and content of the survey, and the value a high response rate will mean for our members and possibly other first responders internationally.