Story: Fires and fire services

Rural firefighters

Rural firefighters

These volunteer firefighters from the Ngātimoti rural fire force are taking part in a house fire training day in May 2008. At that time, some 90 rural fire authorities around the country coordinated the work of around 3,000 volunteers in fighting fires on rural and forest land.

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Rural Fire Network
Photograph by Doug Ashford

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Modern fire services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 24 Jun 2024