Who we are

The United Fire Brigades’ Association of New Zealand (UFBA) serves and represents the interests of 525 fire brigades and fire forces 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 Strategy 
What we do 
Advocacy Charter
Our work in brief

Our Strategy: Actions speak louder than words

We recognise that our actions are the key to delivering excellent advocacy and support services to our members.

The UFBA Strategic Plan summarises the main activities we will focus on over the next three years to make sure members' needs are independently represented at a local and national level.

Our Vision: Better, more sustainable emergency services for New Zealand communities

Our Purpose: Providing effective advocacy and support services for our member brigades and their personnel

Our Objectives:

Our Values: Community, Volunteerism, Independence, Integrity, Sustainability, Unity, Recognition

See more about our strategies and the work now underway to achieve our objectives at UFBA Strategic Plan

What we do

We advocate for our members on key topical issues and work to represent their best interests.

To add value for our members, we continually strive to improve and expand our service offerings. These include:

Advocacy Charter

UFBA was established expressly to represent and promote the interests of member fire brigades and fire forces.

Advocacy is the key to fulfilling this objective.

To set out the enduring high level principles we will follow to deliver effective advocacy, we have established a UFBA Advocacy Charter.

The principles include:

Our work in brief

Find out more about our advocacy and support services for members - download:

UFBA 2014/15 Highlights of Advocacy, Events & Support Services (PDF, 1MB)
2014/2015 Annual Report (PDF, 3MB)


2015 UFBA Strategic Plan

The UFBA 2015 Strategic Plan summarises the main activities we will focus on over the next three years.

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UFBA Advocacy Charter
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National Drivers Challenge 11-12 August: Register now

Urban/Rural Leadership & Governance Workshop 14-16 SeptemberApply here

UFBA Newsletter - May 2017: See the latest news here


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