Fire Service response to Christchurch Earthquake
Fire Service response to Christchurch
The New Zealand Fire Service is
mobilising its two North Island Urban Search and Rescue
taskforces to support the third taskforce which is based in
The National Commander Mike Hall says
the Canterbury earthquake is a national disaster and the
Fire Service is responding with all its resources.
are underway to send fire appliances and personnel from
other parts of the South Island to Christchurch to assist
with the emergency response.
Personnel from other
parts of the country are also being prepared for
mobilisation for immediate deployment, and as relief
personnel over the coming days.
Note: There is no
one available at this time at National Headquarters to speak
to the media. We will update our website
www.fire.org.nz/media with press releases when we can.
Short bursts of information will be posted to our Facebook
site: New Zealand Fire
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