Past Field Day Reports
Prime Port Timaru – Z Energy Fuel Facility
Understand the process of fuel shipments, storage, safety and the role of firefighters responding to incidents involving bulk flammable fuel.
Z Energy maintains fuel storage facilities at Prime Port in Timaru to service the needs of the South Canterbury area.
This field day will allow participants to understand the safety systems applied within the fuel industry to allow safe distribution of these flammable liquids, including the safe transportation of fuel via road to sites around New Zealand.
Gain an understanding of how fire detection and protection systems operate in a bulk fuel depot
How the tank farm is managed to receive fuel and load out for local distribution and the systems and processes used to keep the facility safe from spills
Safety systems present at petrol stations for tanker deliveries and point of sale supply
A flashpoint test of Automotive Gas Oil (Diesel).
Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019
Time: 09:30 – 14:30
Location: Meet at the terminal on corner of Fraser St / Ritchie St Timaru (Carparking on Dawson Street).
Lunch Provided: Timaru Fire Station (23 Latter St, Timaru)
Dress: Level One Overalls / Full cover dress, with high viz, safety boots, hard hat and safety glasses.
Terms and Conditions
The registration fee for this Field Day is $20 per participant (this includes lunch). It is limited to 30 participants. The fee must be paid prior to the start of the field day. Travel and accommodation costs must be met by attendees.
Justice and Emergency Services Precinct – Civil Defence and Emergency Management
The Justice and Emergency Services Precinct opened in 2017 to permanently house Ministry of Justice, Police, St John Ambulance, Fire and Emergency NZ and Civil Defence and Emergency Management staff following the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.
Along with a tour of the facility, this field day will allow participants to understand how the emergency service agencies coordinate their responses to an emergency locally, regionally and nationally.
Gain an understanding of how major civil defence emergencies are coordinated for the Canterbury region
A visit to the Southern Communications Centre where emergency services resources are dispatched and managed for the South Island
Inspection of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Emergency Coordination Centre
A familiarisation of the Fire and Emergency NZ Regional Coordination Centre where large complex incidents are resourced e.g. 2019 Tasman Fires
Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019
Location: 20 Lichfield Street, Christchurch
Time: 13:00 – 16:30
Dress: Tidy casual
Terms and Conditions
The registration fee for this Field Day is $10 per participant.
The fee must be paid prior to the start of the field day. Travel and accommodation costs must be met by attendees.
Understand the Rural Fire Environment - Upper Hut
How topography, fuel and weather combine to create a unique fire environment
This field day will give you a basic level of awareness about the effects of the fire environment factors on vegetation fire behaviour.
These fire environment factors are topography, fuels and weather and their combined effects on the fire environment. This will enable you to keep safe and make informed decisions about wildfire control and prescribed burning.
The field day will combine a mix of theoretical learning and practical application.
Unit Standard 14564 (Fire Environment)
Participants to this field day will have the opportunity to do Unit Standard 14564 (Fire Environment). If you wish to do this Unit Standard you must register and indicate your intention to do so by 31 March 2017 to provide sufficient time to complete the pre-course work.
To be eligible to do this Unit Standard you must hold Unit Standard 3285 (Working Safely at Vegetation Fires).
Understanding and knowledge of vegetation fires
Knowledge of the effects of topography, fuels and weather of vegetation fire behaviour
Understanding of the combined effects of the fire environment on vegetation fire behaviour
Knowledge of the Fire Weather Index (FWI) in relation to the fire danger.
Field Day: The Salvation Army Booth College of Mission, 20 William Booth Grove, Upper Hutt
Barbecue: Upper Hutt Volunteer Rural Fire Force
18 Park Street Upper Hutt
Uniform: Smart casual
08:30 Start of Field Day
08:30 – 10:00 Topography
10:00 – 10:30 Morning tea
10:30 – 12:00 Fuels
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 14:15 Weather
14:15 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 16:30 Fire Weather Index and combined effects
of topography, fuels and weather
16:30 Conclusion and barbecue/social gathering
Terms and Conditions
There will be a registration fee for this Field Day—$40 per participant (including morning tea, lunch) and barbecue
This Field Day is limited to 45 participants. Because of the limited number of places available, you acknowledge that by registering for this event, you will be liable for the costs of attending.
Travel and accommodation costs must be met by attendees.