Fire and Emergency New Zealand

For more than 150 years, fire service organisations’ have been at the heart of New Zealand communities.

Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) came into being in July 2017 and saw the amalgamation of the New Zealand Fire Service and circa 40 Rural Fire Authorities. FENZ is governed by the Fire and Emergency NZ Act (2017).

Our vision is to build stronger communities and protect what matters most to the people within them.

Our 14,000 personnel are based across New Zealand.   We work closely with the public to reduce risk, improve readiness, respond to emergencies and help communities to recover from disaster.

FENZ is made up of career and volunteer firefighters as well as people in specialist and support positions.  The work we do is critically important and maintaining public trust and confidence is vital to the performance of our responsibilities.

We’re building a modern emergency management organisation with the structure, resources and skills to protect life, property and New Zealand’s unique environment.