The NZPFU has received messages of support from our global alliance of firefighting unions.

IAFF General President Harold Shaitberger and the United Firefighters Union of Australia National Secretary Peter Marshall have both personally made contact sending messages of support and solidarity to the NZPFU membership. We have also had messages of support from IAFF 14th District Vice President Danny Todd and Kansas City Local 42 General Counsel Louie Wright. As we know, our sisters and brothers in the USA, Canada and Australia have had to respond to similar horrific events and their support is greatly appreciated.

The support of the IAFF continues with Winnipeg Firefighters Union President Alex Forrest here promoting our campaign for presumptive legislation. Alex arrived in Wellington last night and will be interviewed by media today and meeting with FENZ CEO Rhys Jones and Board Chair Paul Swain. Tomorrow he will be meeting with the Union Committee and on Wednesday evening will be presenting to Members of Parliament at a function in Parliament. He will be visiting fire stations and meeting with firefighters as he travels around NZ meeting with politicians and conducting media interviews. We will send out more information about his visit shortly.

In unity, 
Wattie Watson 
National Secretary

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