UFBA Chair Rick Braddock announced today he was not available for reappointment to the UFBA Board on the expiration of his current term of office in June 2018
Fire and Emergency NZ has a need for accurate, up-to-date information about the availability of volunteers and the wider organisation (for example Incident Management teams) to respond to fires and emergencies.
UFBA Chief Executive Officer Bill Butzbach and Volunteering NZ Chief Executive Scott Miller say disrespectful behaviour from members of the public towards volunteer firefighters is not acceptable
Access psychological wellbeing support from the UFBA during the 2017 festive season
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.