UFBA/FRFANZ have been extensively involved in collaborative development of the Fire and Emergency NZ Blueprint 2017-20 with Fire and Emergency NZ
HWOSU had a very busy weekend - with 2 fire calls and assisting at the Upper Hutt Santa Parade
Saturday 2nd December - Scrub fire in Upper Hutt, members were tasked with road closure and crowd control
Sunday 3rd December - as members were prepping our vehicles to head to the Santa Parade we were called to a 2nd alarm house
On a beautiful Sunday our unit members attended the White Ribbon Appeal day along side Rimutaka and Trentham crews, assisting wiht promoting fire safety with using the inflatable education house, fire blocks and the importance of smoke alarms.
Even though we are not front line fire fighters it is important that we are up skilled regulary with how to sink a standpipe, roll out and roll up hoses efficitently and safely so hen we are tasked for these jobs on the fire ground we are ready to assist.
Our newest members of our unit were put through their
2017 UFBA Conference: Showing the way forward
The focus of the 2017 UFBA Conference was Leading together. It is crucial that all of us lead together to make sure we can continue to make our major contributions to building safe, sustainable communities. As local leaders, Provincials are now leading together with the UFBA.
Congratulations to our new 2017-2018 UFBA Directors, Officers and other representatives
At the 2017 UFBA Conference in Auckland on 27 October, UFBA Chief Executive Officer Bill Butzbach and Volunteering New Zealand Chief Executive Scott Miller signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to record the intention of both parties to work collaboratively to benefit volunteers and volunteerism in New Zealand
UFBA 2017 Conference in Auckland: Two new UFBA Life Honorary Members Alan Kittelty & George Verry
Firefighters are attending an increasing number of non-fire incidents including medical emergencies.To help understand the impacts of this on firefighters’ health and wellbeing you are invited to share your experiences in a one hour phone/skype interview.