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It has been a very busy couple of weeks for the Brigade, it has started to dry out and it is not taking much to start a vegetation fire or when the wind gets up reignite old burn piles. Please be super vigilant as these fires can spread very quickly. The up side is our new recruits are experiencing firefighting first hand and adding to their learnings and knowledge in preparation for recruit courses.

You can check the current fire season status and whether you can light outdoor fires at www.checkitsalright.nz, and don’t forget to check the forecast too !

Our team of Medical First Responders have just successfully completed their NZCEC program and are recognised as First Responders by our response partner Wellington Free Ambulance. You may have specially trained firefighters turning up to medical emergencies, in addition to our current medical responses to critical incidents.

Congratulations to all those firefighters who have given up a huge amount of time, been out working shifts with WFA to  learn the extra skill sets required and doing the extra trainings to ensure that this program is on track, despite Covid  doing its best to delay them. Well done Team !!

In the New Year we will detail how the Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade and wellington Free Ambulance will expand our  Medical First Response into the Martinborough and surrounding districts, and ensure the community has the best patient care in the Wairarapa.

The Brigade is still looking to recruit Firefighters (especially during the day) and Medical Responders, every one of them bring a unique set of skills with them into the brigade, if you are interested then you can  email our Chief –  Jacob.hawkins@fireandemergency.nz

Remember we are available every day, 24/7 to respond and never close.

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