Who we are
The United Fire Brigades’ Association of New Zealand (UFBA) serves and represents the interests of 485 fire brigades throughout the country, comprising more than 10,000 firefighters.
Our members consist of volunteer, paid, urban, rural, industrial, and defence brigades, with 80% being volunteers. The UFBA is the only national organisation that unites and represents fire brigades of all kinds.
Our vision is to be the best fire and rescue member association in the world.
Our Mission is to achieve this vision by providing ongoing value to our members by:
- Delivering relevant, evidence-based and effective services
- Influencing national policy-makers to create fire and rescue policies that meet the interests of members
- Regularly consulting and communicating with key stakeholders
Our values are: accountability, integrity, independence, effectiveness, collective responsibility, and unity.