A “huge” increase of career firefighters is required to solve staffing issues, Stuff reports. Martin Campbell,​ the union’s Auckland local secretary, said the city needs 90 career firefighters over and above current numbers to meet demand. Campbell said Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) has no plan to review staffing, “nor have they reviewed current numbers since the 80s and early 90s”. The numbers of career firefighters is at “crisis levels” throughout Auckland, resulting in trucks being out of commission.