The union and Fire and Emergency New Zealand would like to draw members’ attention to Notices of Authorisation.
Under the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act operational personnel get their powers to fight fires and respond to other emergencies by being “authorised persons”.
It has been a big logistical challenge to authorise over 11,000 people in writing. This has been done by sending a Notice of Authorisation to each station, a process that started on 13 June. Local leaders have been asked to explain the notices to their personnel and display them in a prominent place (e.g. a noticeboard).
If you haven’t yet seen a Notice of Authorisation for your station we would encourage you to talk to your Senior Station Officer, Area Manager or Assistant Area Manager.
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