Story: Fires and fire services

Training firefighters

This 1963 newsreel shows firefighters training at the Fire Service Training School in Island Bay, Wellington. The school, which opened in 1958, and another that started in Auckland in 1967, were superseded when the National Training Centre was set up in Rotorua in 2006.

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Reference: Firemen's School. National Film Unit, 1963

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Towards a national fire service', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/21876/training-firefighters (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010