19 Jun 2023

Auckland firefighters frustrated by growing delays in city

From Midday Report, 12:41 pm on 19 June 2023

Firefighters in Auckland say delays caused by the rapidly growing city could be the difference between life and death.

Documents obtained by RNZ have shown crews are sometimes struggling to reach burning houses in high density areas, and that access to water can be a problem.

Auckland fire fighter Martin Campbell is the Auckland secretary of the Professional Firefighters Union.

He told Rowan Quinn the situation is incredibly frustrating because every second counts.