Local fire bosses meet Minister over changes



Senior firefighters and Chiefs from almost all of the volunteer and paid brigades in the Hunua Electorate attended a briefing meeting at the Clevedon Fire Station last week with Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne.
The meeting was arranged by Hunua MP Andrew Bayly and gave firefighters the chance to talk directly with the Minister over proposals for change in the Fire Service. There are three possible options for change, including enhancing the current system; modifying it to establish new rural fire authorities; and setting up a single organisation responsible for both rural and urban services.
Mr Dunne said much had changed since the fire service was set up to put out building and house fires as the Government looks at the biggest changes in the history of the service.

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