On the 1st July 2017, 40 urban and rural fire services will amalgamate to become Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). The key objective of the FENZ Transition Project is the amalgamation of the 40 organisations into one entity. This by implication, drives the need for the integration of systems and processes. Currently Rural Fire Authorities manage Fire Permits using their own systems and processes, which range from websites, back office applications, Excel spreadsheets to manual paper based systems. The requirement exists for a Fire Permit Management System (FPMS) to be used by FENZ after Day 1.