The Waitomo District Council is a Rural Fire Authority established under the provisions of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977. This function includes the provision of rural fire fighting capability and support for the Tainui Rural Fire Party.
There are large tracts of indigenous and commercial forests in the Waitomo District and any wild fire that is not bought under control quickly, could have a devastating effect on the environment or on the Waitomo District Community.
The Rural Fire Service benefits the public by providing security to both public and private rural property owners in the Waitomo District, reducing the risk of widespread damage to forestry and farms and the related negative economic impact on the District as a whole.
For further information or advice on Rural Fire control issues, please contact Council's Customer Services Centre on (07) 878 0800.