Welcome to Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Wairarapa Tararua District

Welcome to the site for the Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Wairarapa Tararua District. 

The Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Wairarapa Tararua District covers 1100,000 hectares. It is responsible for all rural fire management, prevention, and suppression in the Wairarapa Tararua District. 

The Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Wairarapa Tararua District currently has thirteen Volunteer Rural Fire Forces that are located throughout the district . These Volunteer Rural Fire Forces are well trained and resourced to enable them to effectively respond to and manage various fire incidents that may occur anywhere within the district.

A large number of people volunteer their time to ensure that their community, and our district, remains a safe and vibrant place to live. But due to the transient nature of the employment forces in these areas the Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Wairarapa Tararua District is always keen to talk to people interested in joining the crews at one of it fire forces.

Mission Statement

Provide the level of forest and rural fire management service appropriate to the risks and needs of the rural community in the Wairarapa regions.

Latest News

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

From the 1st July the Wairarapa Rural Fire District will cease to exist and a new organisation "Fire & Emergency New Zealand" will be formed. This new organisation is amalgamating all urban and rural fire fighters under 1 organisation.

You the public probably won't notice any change as on the 1st July we will still respond to all your emergencies as we previously did.

What you may notice is we are getting a new logo! Here is said logo with some information about why it was chosen

 

The logo uses the internationally recognised Battenberg chequered pattern- shorthand for emergency services.

The colours of the new logo bring together the red and yellow from urban and rural fire appliances. The blue provides authority and calm

The logo begins with the word “FIRE” for quick reference in an emergency

Personnel and the public said it made sense to lose the ‘and’ in Fire and Emergency to keep the logo simple.

Personnel and public interviewed said the new logo was more relevant without the crown