Working on co-design with Fire and Emergency NZ

Posted on 1st February 2018

Message from Bill Butzbach, Chief Executive Officer Carl Mills is now on board at Fire and Emergency NZ as Workstream Lead, Volunteerism. I and Kevin Ihaka from FRFANZ are now liaising with Carl at a high level and participating in co-design work to make sure the needs of our volunteers are met including: Developing initiatives to improve support for volunteers

Outstanding feedback on the Australasian Rescue Challenge!

Posted on 1st February 2018

Message from Bill Butzbach, Chief Executive Officer Hosted by the UFBA, the Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC17) at Claudelands in Hamilton from 20-23 July 2017 was an outstanding success. Kiwi teams did us proud, taking out eleven accolades at the presentation dinner on Sunday night. The ARRO Executive conducted a survey of all teams at the Challenge to gauge their thoughts and

Chief Executive Officer Blog: 31 January 2018

Posted on 31st January 2018

Ramping up UFBA/FRFANZ actions

2018 UFBA North Island Waterway Challenge

Posted on 30th January 2018

2018 UFBA North Island Waterway Challenge

Rolling out Xero will reduce volunteer administration

Posted on 25th January 2018

Adoption of the Xero financial system by volunteer brigades/rural fire forces will bring efficiency to financial processes and make it feasible for the UFBA to provide centralised support and advice.

14th UFBA Leadership & Governance Workshop develops leadership skills

Posted on 15th January 2018

Around 220 personnel from around the country have now graduated from the highly valued UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop

Chief Executive Officer Blog: 21 December 2017

Posted on 21st December 2017

UFBA/FRFANZ: Looking forward to the challenges ahead in 2018

Keith Nixon retires

Posted on 20th December 2017

On 23 December 2017, Keith Nixon hung up his level twos as he retired following more than 43 years of active service as a firefighter.

2017 Australasian Firefighters Championship: Matamata Wins

Posted on 19th December 2017

Congratulations to the New Zealand teams for doing so well (it was a clean sweep!) at the Australasian Firefighters Championship in Carterton from 17-19 November with Matamata taking out first place overall.

Visit to Martinborough fire station and scrub fire

Posted on 15th December 2017

On Tuesday 5th December, some of our crew took both of our appliances over the hill to visit Martinborough Fire station in the Wairarapa so they could see what gear we carry and how we maybe able to assist them at their calls in the future but upon arrival they were busy at a big scrub fire so our unit

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