New Zealand Fly-in Teams (NZ-FIT) are a new capability in the emergency management system, and their establishment is the Government's response to the recommendations in the Technical Advisory Group's report on better responses to natural disasters and other emergencies. NZ-FIT will help ensure that New Zealanders receive a consistent level of support in any emergency, wherever and whenever it happens. NZ-FIT will have people with a mix of the appropriate attributes, skills and experience to go wherever required, without delay, to work with and support the local team as they manage emergencies.
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is accepting applications for NZ-FIT volunteers until 5pm Monday 11 March 2019. Anyone interested should visit www.civildefence.govt.nz for more information and to submit their application.