Paul Baxter’s Resignation

The Union is disappointed, but not surprised to learn of Paul Baxter’s resignation. It seems obvious to the Union that the Commission’s announcement of the new Management structure, where Operations is relegated to the background, was the last straw and Paul had no alternative but to accept the considerably lesser position of running a State Fire Service in Australia.

Interestingly this position, as the Commissioner reports directly to the Minister, and is effectively a combined Chief Executive/National Commander Role.

No other reputable Fire Service splits these roles and relegates Operations to the background. But the “Board” apparently knows better than London, New York, Chicago, NSW and many more.

Completely out of their depth and hopelessly inept.

Related Articles

VIEW ALL VIEW ALL

Annual General Meeting – Change of Meeting Date

Members are advised that due to the latest COVID-19 announcement from the Government, the Auckland Local has postponed our Annual General Meeting until Wednesday 3 November.


Breaking News

TFT 25mm GForce Hosereel Nozzle Recall

It has been brought to the Auckland Local’s attention that it has been discovered that the TFT 25mm Gforce hosereel nozzles are designed to a European specification, which is for low pressure nozzles, and have a maximum working pressure of 16 bar (1600 kPa) instead of the hose reel pressure version specified at 40 bar (4000 kPa).


Invercargill Local Committee Election Result

I hereby declare: Bradley Kenneth Johnston, Elected Invercargill Local Vice President.