Forest Fire Safety & Prevention

Fire is a serious threat to safety, commercial forests and the environment so YOU need to be aware of the fire prevention Best Practices for Operating in the Forest and be  vigilant at all times for any signs of fire.

What to do in the Event of a Fire

Call 111 or The Radio Room 07 350 1122 or on appropriate Radio Channel - or refer to your Emergency Procedures Sticker

Fire Permits

The fire season runs from 1 October to 30 April the following year.
Fires will NOT be permitted without a Fire Permit during the fire season.
Refer to the "Apply for a new Fire Permit" section of the  Pumicelands Rural Fire Authority website for fire permit application instructions.

Today's Fire Danger Level

For details on current fire risks, within the Central North Island, please contact The Radio Room on 07 350 1122.
When fire danger levels reach "MODERATE" forest access may be restricted and restrictions will increase as the fire danger level increases.
Refer to the Pumicelands Rural Fire Authority to see today's Fire Danger Level for the following sectors:

  • Kaingaroa Forest (Galatea, Goudies, Matea, Minginui)
  • Rotoehu Forest
  • Whakarewarewa Forest
  • Tarawera Forest

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