The UFBA Website Builder is an easy-to-use tool that has been developed to allow members to build their own websites for free. Anyone with a reasonable knowledge of the web should have no trouble using the system. We’re excited to provide members with a practical tool and service that, if used effectively, will help raise your profile in your communities and with other key stakeholders.
You may not realise that we stand at a pivotal point in time in shaping the sector and the latter part of a change process that started back in 2015 with the establishment of Fire and Emergency NZ and the subsequent Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act in 2017.
Now it’s time to say what is important to you around
It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at UFBA.
Welcoming new blood to the Provincials
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining our colleagues at the Canterbury Provincial Fire Brigade Associations AGM and Conference held in Methven. Maintaining relationships with the Provincials is a key element of our Association because we can share mutually
Members of HWOSU gathered last night for the 63rd AGM for our unit
Congratulations to the following people on receiving unit trophies
Most drills attended for the year – Alex Robers / Bruce Key
Most fire calls attended for the year - Chris Donachie
Fire Fighter of the year – Terina Adams
Goof up Flushy award - Rebecca Brierton (always pay
Every year the Upper Hutt Women’s Centre hold a Spring Fair where sell holder come from far to see their products.
On this day every year our unit assists with traffic control, helping stall holders get in and out safely at the start and the end of the day.
A good day was had by all, funds were
Mental health and wellbeing
UFBA management are committed to supporting good mental health and wellbeing and actively advocating to put the issues of mental health and safety in the workplace on the map. Raising awareness of and tackling the “stigma” around mental health is of prime importance through a range of interventions to tackle the issue. This is
In 2017, unanimous approval was given by members at the respective UFBA and FRFANZ AGM’s to propose a merger of both Associations. The recent co-design roadshows were an important part of progressing the members’ mandate for change on behalf of the Boards, and to ensure we reflect your input and thoughts on a representative association that
In peak hour traffic our unit were paged to assist with an MVA on Remutaka Hill.
Our members were tasked with assisting with traffic control, whilst fire crews set to work freeing the people trapped in the car.
Experts needed to inform policy
Kaitlin and Channa both attended a 2-day Operational Support training course in Rotorua at the National Training Centre where you are put through your paces with all sorts of exercises and events to test your knowledge both in theory and practical.
After a very busy and tiring weekend they both passed with flying colours - Congratulations!