The Taranaki Rural fire Authority was formed on the 1st July 2013 and provides a single approach to improved fire management of rural fire within the District. The District comprises all lands, excluding the NZ Fire Service (NZFS) urban fire districts, within the three Taranaki territorial local authority areas including those lands administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC).
Increasing urban development is occurring within the rural areas, as people are attracted to a rural lifestyle within an easy commuting distance of the Taranaki urban areas and this trend is expected to increase. This will bring a corresponding increase in the values at risk and the potential for wildfires.
The Taranaki Rural Fire District includes large areas of public recreation, leisure and tourism. This results in seasonal fluctuations in the population and demands on recreational space. Fire prevention measures are considered to incorporate these changes to mitigate any increased fire risks or threats.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to manage the risk of wildfires. You will find this website will assist you in helping protect yourself, your family, your neighbours and your business from the threat of rural wildfire. You will also find important information on fire season status accross the district, just click on the Alright2light banner below.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a rural fire fighter? Send us your details and a CV and we’ll be in touch!