Drivers Challenge

2016 UFBA National Drivers Challenge

Online registration is now open for the UFBA National Drivers Challenge at Ruapuna Park in Canterbury from 19-20 August!

Find out more about this Challenge and register online here

About the UFBA National Drivers Challenge

The Drivers Challenge is a fantastic annual event to test your drivers skills in a competitive environment, have some fun and meet other brigades and firefighters.

It's made up of a theory test and 11 individual exercises, in which drivers are judged on overall ability, efficiency, aptitude and smoothness of operation of fire appliances.

The exercises are designed to align with the New Zealand Fire Service skills manual and include bay and parallel parking, straight-line driving, lane changes, braking, estimating clearance, and negotiating serpentine and shrinking chicanes. 

If your Emergency Response Driver certificate is about to expire, the pre-drive has been approved by the New Zealand Fire Service to count as re-validation for brigade drivers.


November 2015 UFBA Drivers Challenge Rules

Current Drivers Rules: uploaded July 2016 to align correct appendixes with their run set-ups

Download File (pdf, 2MB, last modified July 09 2016)
Challenge Equipment Policy
Download File (pdf, 22KB, last modified July 21 2011)
Challenge Equipment Request Form

Some UFBA equipment is available to Member Brigades for loan. Please read the equipment policy above prior to filling out this form and submitting it to the UFBA office.

Download File (pdf, 227KB, last modified February 10 2015)
2013 Drivers Challenge Results Ruapuna
Posted on 13th August 2013
19 Aug


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