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  • Crafar Crouch Construction
  • Delegat
  • Waitui Farm Ltd
  • Forest & Environmental Management Marlborough Ltd
  • Kekerengu Valley Farm
  • Downer Group
  • Mark Stevenson First National Real Esate
  • Yealands Estate
  • Department of Conservation
  • Marlborough Forest Industry Association
  • Top of the South Caravan Hire
  • Earnslaw One Ltd
  • Susan Pope Ltd
  • PWS Professional Web Solutions
  • Meaters of Marlborough
  • Busy Bee Contracting
  • Mitre 10 Mega Marlborough
  • Top Town Cinemas
  • Alpha Lea Contracting
  • Sanford
  • Merrill Ring
  • Bluff Station Ltd
  • Keneperu Water Taxis
  • Lowlands Wines
  • Marlborough Girls College
  • Sounds Air
  • Oyster Bay
  • Rai Silviculture Ltd
  • PF Olsen
  • GCSB
  • Springview Vineyard
  • Tractor Repairs and Spares
  • Slip Inn Cafe
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Advanced Electrical Blenheim
  • Marlborough Regional Forrestry
  • Interislander
  • Gale Contracting
  • Kaikoura District Council
  • New World Blenheim
  • Te Mahia Lodge
  • Nelson Forrests Ltd

MKRFA Bulletin

MKRFA Bulletin

When we get it wrong

  • Bulletin posted: 23rd March 2017

Definition of “Entrapment”:  A situation where personnel are unexpectedly caught in a fire behavior-related, life-threatening position where planned escape routes or safety zones are absent, inadequate, or compromised.

An entrapment may or may not include deployment of a fire shelter for its intended purpose. These situations may or may not result in injury.  They include "near misses."  

Presented here is a  lessons Learned approach to a fire fighter entrapment incident in Honda Canyon, Vandenberg, California.

With the issues around the Port Hills Fire deployment in the news and in fire fighter discussions at present, this is a salutary lesson.

Read the full article here

Fact: In dealing with fire fighter injury incidents statistics the number will never be zero.

Read this opinion piece here

Want to know about Fire and Emergency New Zealand: Goto the FENZ Project Website

The latest from the FENZ Transition Team - FENZ Direct 31st March 2017

Fire in our landscape. Everyone's Responsibility

Here you will find information on your rural fire authority and how to protect yourself, your family; your neighbours and your business from the threat of rural wildfire

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This is where you will find information on your rural fire authority and how to protect yourself, your family; your neighbours and your business from the threat of rural wildfire. You will find information on current fire danger levels, fire season status (do I need a permit to light a fire?), the fire authority’s news and events and other helpful information such as current NZ fire science and research.

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A community responsibility to the threat of rural fire

If you live or own property in a rural area or on the urban–rural interface, you are part of a community that has a responsibility to manage the risk of fires on your property.

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