7 Oct 2020

SkyCity Fire Report: length of firefighters shifts a concern

From First Up, 5:24 am on 7 October 2020

Nearly a year after Auckland's convention centre went up in flames and brought the city centre to a standstill, a report has raised concerns about the length of the shifts some firefighters put in. However, the operational review by Australia's fire and emergency council concluded firefighters could not have prevented the extensive loss and damage, praising how they rose to the challenge. The report makes eleven recommendations, suggesting Fire and Emergency reviews how it manages high-risk buildings and sets up command units. Grey Lynn station officer Martin Campbell, who's the Auckland local secretary of the Professional Firefighters Union, spoke to our reporter Katie Todd.