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.
The 2018 National Drivers Challenge is taking place in Ruapuna, Christchurch and registration is now open (until 10 July). To register follow this link.
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.
Registration pack for National Drivers Challenge 2018