FENZ have updated their guide to firefighting operations. The SFPE NZ Chapter are planning to run a webinar with FENZ in April to discuss the update.
The web page is here
The Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s Firefighting Operations guide provides help to ensure building designs comply with the New Zealand Building Code C5 – Access and safety for firefighting operations; Clause C5.6.
The guide aims to inform relevant parties how Fire and Emergency New Zealand is likely to undertake firefighting and rescue operations in buildings.
The guide is for:
officers of Building Consent Authorities (BCAs) and Territorial Authorities (TAs)
building facilities professionals
anyone else with an interest in designing safety strategies in buildings.
How the guide is presented
The guide will be presented for consultation on a chapter-by-chapter basis.
From the release date, the chapters will have a three-month review period. A final reminder email will be sent, about one-week prior, relating to the close of period. The feedback will be reviewed and the documents updated as appropriate. The draft version of each chapter will remain on this page for reference, until the review period has ended and all guides are replaced with the final documents.
Feedback is welcomed internally and externally, our key stakeholders are
the wider engineering community
Building Consent Authorities (BCA)/ Territorial Authorities (TA)
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)
Fire Protection Association New Zealand (FPANZ)
Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ)
Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE)
Notification will be relayed, via focus groups, once chapters are available on our site, along with a link to the documents and an email address for sending any feedback.
F5-01 GD Introduction to FFO in buildings - [PDF, 783KB]
F5-03 FFO on radio communications - [PDF, 405KB]
F5-12 GD FFO on construction sites - [PDF, 503KB]
F5-13 GD FFO on multi-tiered vehicle stacking buildings - [PDF, 431KB]
Feedback and further information
Please provide feedback to the following email address along with requesting further information: