Here you will find information on your Marlborough Kaikoura Fire and Emergency authority and how to protect yourself, your family; your neighbours and your business from the threat of rural wildfire
Another successful external structure attack course was run at our training facility at Base Woodbourne. Crews from around the district, including one from Lake Rotoiti, came together on Saturday to undertake theory training in the morning at the Emergency Operations Centre and then out to the Base for the practical session in the afternoon.
Theory covered the safe person concept, stages of fire growth, hazardous materials, initial attack strategies and tactics for first arriving rural crew.
Safety plays a major role when approaching these incidents as rural crews are not fully equipment or trained for them, this course is about what they can practically and safely do before our structural crews arrive.
Practical sessions covered three scenarios; two for buildings and one for motor vehicles, enabling participants to put into practice what they had covered in the morning sessions.
A big thank you has to be given to RNZAF Base Woodbourne for their continued support in allowing our facility to be housed on their site.
Photo - Crew is discussing tactics as to what to do with the vehicle and surrounding exposures.
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.