Hawkes Bay Local Section Event - Rural Fire – an update from Fire Service

Hawkes Bay Local Section Event - Rural Fire – an update from Fire Service

You are invited to the next local section meeting on Thursday 2 nd March 2017.

Venue: Bluewater

Time: 6pm

Topic: Rural Fire – an update from Fire Service

Speaker: Gary Lockyer Principal Advisor (Rural) FENZ Transition Team

Gary has an extensive and varied background of experience in Forestry, Land Management, Police and Rural Fire Management, spanning a career over 30 years. In 2001 he became the inaugural Principal Rural Fire Officer for the Pumicelands Rural Fire Authority where he led and managed the amalgamation of four Rural Fire Districts in the Central North Island. In 2004 Gary completed his studies to attain a National Diploma in Fire and Rescue Services Management.

In 2007 Gary took up his current position as National Manager Rural Operations with the National Rural Fire Authority (NRFA) in Wellington. In this role he has been leading the implementation and coordination of national rural fire management activities including stakeholder partnerships, the amalgamation of rural fire districts, operations, standards and performance. Gary also manages the NRFA deployments programme both national and international. Additionally Gary took up the role of acting National Rural Fire Officer in the latter part of 2014.

In April 2016 Gary moved into the role of Principal Advisor in the Fire & Emergency New Zealand - FENZ Transition Project. In this role he has a focus across all areas in particular Operations, Stakeholder Engagement, Change Management and Legislation. Additionally managing a group of subject matter experts (SMEs) providing advice into the Transition project workstreams.

RSVP by 24th February to Jay.