The New Zealand Fire Service provides a response to emergencies, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in communities throughout New Zealand. Most communities depend on volunteer fire brigades, with more than 10,000 volunteer firefighters covering 80 percent of New Zealand’s geographical area.
Volunteers respond to emergencies anytime, wherever they are and whatever they’re doing. Without their contribution, there would be no local fire brigades to respond to emergencies.
That’s why their employer’s support is as important as the work of volunteers. Our Employer Recognition Programme publicly acknowledges the importance of employers who support volunteers and the self-employed who volunteer in their local fire brigade. The programme is based on building partnerships with employers and the self-employed who share similar values and a commitment to help build strong, safe and caring communities.
We would like to thank our employers: