The Greytown Volunteer Fire Brigade is one of New Zealand’s oldest fire brigades, proudly serving our community since 1882. Our brigade is made entirely of dedicated volunteers, with an establishment of 22 operational fire fighters and 6 operational support staff, who are on call and ready to respond to emergencies at a moment’s notice 24/7.
Greytown is a small provincial town situated on State Highway 2 in the South Wairarapa, one hour north of Wellington, just over the Rimutaka Hill. Surrounded by fertile farmland, Greytown is a popular weekend and holiday destination with its many cafes, antique shops and boutique stores, with the visitors swelling its permanent population of approximately 2000 residents. Our district covers from the Tauherenikau river in the south to the Waihone River in the north, Woodside and the Tararua Ranges in the west across to Bidwills Cutting in the east.
We have two fire appliances and one support vehicle, responding on average to 100-120 incidents annually. Approx 60% of incidents are in the Greytown district, 40% providing assistance our neighbouring brigades. We respond to a variety of emergencies including structure fires, motor vehicle crashes, CPR/medical assistance, rural fires, weather related events, hazardous substance incidents, alarm activations and many other forms of public assistance.
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Leading integrated fire and emergency services for a safer New Zealand.
• Serving our community
The New Zealand Fire Service, Whakaratonga Iwi, is constituted under section 3 of the Fire Service Act 1975. The statutory role of the New Zealand Fire Service is fire safety, fire prevention, and fire extinction.