New fire chief

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Rachael Thorp is the new prin­ci­pal ru­ral fire of­fi­cer for the Welling­ton Ru­ral Fire Au­thor­ity, which will come into force in Oc­to­ber.

She be­gan her role on July 29, and is based at Porirua City Coun­cil’s Emer­gency Man­age­ment Of­fice un­til she takes up her new role with the Ru­ral Fire Au­thor­ity on Oc­to­ber 1.

Ms Thorp was deputy prin­ci­pal ru­ral fire of­fi­cer at the Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion and be­fore that worked for Welling­ton City Coun­cil.

The Welling­ton Ru­ral Fire Au­thor­ity will cover Up­per Hutt, Hutt, Welling­ton, Porirua and Kapiti Coast, in­clud­ing pri­vate forests and Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil and Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion lands in those ar­eas.

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