The UFBA Website Builder

Posted on 8th July 2012

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.

3rd Alarm blaze at Macaulay Metals, Seaview

Posted on 19th July 2018

This morning saw members respond to a large blaze at a metal recyclers in the Lower Hutt suburb of Seaview. Massive clouds of toxic smoke were billowing across Seaview and Point Howard as a result of a fire in a scrap metal pile, featuring old refrigerators. 1 person was transported to hospital with smoke inhalation. Stuff has a detailed report including

House Fire - 12th July

Posted on 12th July 2018

In the early hours HWOSU were turned out to a 2nd alarm house fire in Taita. The house was well involved with crews assisting from all over the Hutt Valley. Our members assisted with traffic and crowd control and canteen supplies.

Power lines down Upper Hutt - 7th July

Posted on 9th July 2018

In the horrible winter weather HWOSU were paged to power lines down across the road and one house. We were tasked with road closure, lighting and scene safety so that the Power Authority would work on getting the lines back up onto the power pole

Congratulations to FF Brierton for passing Operational Support training course

Posted on 28th June 2018

Rebecca 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 Rebecca passed with flying colours - Congratulations!

Garage Fire Lower Hutt - 25th June

Posted on 26th June 2018

Later in the chilly evening HWOSU were paged to a 2nd alarm house fire in Kelson. The garage suffered alot of damage but was brought under control quickly by fast working firefighting crews who managed to save the house Our unit was tasked with assisting the Command unit with communications with fire safety and crowd control You can read more

Women in Fire and Emergency New Zealand get together - 16th June

Posted on 21st June 2018

On Saturday 16th June some our female members attended an Area 15 WFENZ get together meeting held at Greytown station in the Wairarapa. These are held within each area throughout the country for women to offer support, promote and facilitate the participation and success of women in Fire and Emergency roles within New Zealand. It was a very successful day connecting

Submission on Health & Safety at Work Act Amendment Bill

Posted on 19th June 2018

Last week we mentioned our work on reviewing changes to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. The Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill proposes that Associations “that employ a person or persons for not greater than 100 hours per week.” will be granted exemption from H&S legislation. Another issue is that while an

Volunteerism: Celebrating the lifeblood of New Zealand. Its Volunteer Week!

Posted on 18th June 2018

Hello everyone, Our country has a land mass like the United Kingdom but with a very low population.  Merely ½ the population of London and ¼ that of New York, “we box well above our weight”. Despite the many challenges fronted by New Zealanders, we live reasonably well by any measure. How is this so? A strong

MVA car vs Power Pole Upper Hutt - 11th June

Posted on 15th June 2018

On a very wet and windy evening HWOSU were paged to an incident where a car had crashed into a power pole causing over 500 homes to lose power for most of the night Our members were tasked with road closure, traffic and crowd control You can read about it on stuff by clicking here

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