On Friday 19 August and Friday 26 August, members of the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union (NZPFU) will be stopping work for one hour, from 11AM to 12PM.
What this means for you
Fire and Emergency will continue to respond during this hour, but in city areas we’ll have significantly fewer firefighters and we will take longer than usual to respond to some emergencies. We also may not attend less serious events like private fire alarms where there is no evidence of a fire, small rubbish fires or animal rescues.
You can also help in the following ways:
Do NOT call 111 unless it is a genuine emergency.
If there is a fire, get out and dial 111. Don’t go back in.