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From: Harwood Wilson

Dear Fire and Emergency New Zealand,

Please can you provide details on the reasoning of the closure / merger of the Ward VFB.

Specifically please specify:

1. The reason for a number of recent degradations in resources amongst rural townships (I do not mean rural brigades, just rural towns), despite the risk of wild fire being reported as increasing.

2. The reason for the closure / merger at this station.

3. The reason for the removal of urban resources on a major State Highway at this station.

4. The volunteer crew numbers per year, over the last 5 years for the Ward and Flaxbourne Brigades.

5. What capacity will the Flaxbourne Brigade have to respond to rescue calls on the State Highway and will they be turned out to these calls.

6. Does FENZ consider it safe to remove a urban resource from this station given that the southern neighboring urban resources on this state highway are 100km apart.

Yours faithfully,

Harwood Wilson

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Dear Harwood Wilson  
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August 2022.   

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