Firefighters under fire
35 misconduct cases involving Fire and Emergency NZ staff (paid or volunteer) in OtagoSouthland since 2014.
26 incidents substantiated, seven unsubstantiated, two investigations ongoing.
Two staff resigned following harassment/sexual harassment allegations. 15 substantiated incidents of ‘‘inappropriate behaviour’’.
One dismissal, one final warning and one resignation for bullying.
Two substantiated allegations of assault, resulting in one criminal conviction and one diversion.
One dismissal and two demotions for poor performance.
1.67% of staff (including paid and volunteer) in OtagoSouthland subject to upheld complaints since 2014.