Leadership Matters the Message from Key Note Speaker Peter Baines

Posted on 22nd December 2010

“There are two types of leadership: positional leadership and leadership without authority,” said Peter Baines, this year’s conference key-note speaker. “True leaders are identified by their actions and reactions. It’s people who have ability rather than authority who are the leaders in times of crisis.”

December President’s Message

Posted on 22nd December 2010

The first message to members from new President Ian Lindsay.

December Newsletter Out Now

Posted on 16th December 2010

You can now download the December Newsletter in its entirety.

Review of the 132nd Annual Conference

Posted on 7th December 2010

The 132nd Annual UFBA Conference went off without a hitch. The theme for the Conference was leadership, and international speaker Peter Baines set the tone in his compelling and interesting presentation. The December edition of the UFBA Newsletter will provide coverage of the goings on of the weekend, and it will be available for download shortly.

Firefighter Combat Challenge: Grace Under Fire

Posted on 14th November 2010

The following article on the Firefighter Combat Challenge was published in the Wall Street Journal on 19th October and can be accessed through the link below...

HTC Tooling Hits the Road

Posted on 14th November 2010

HTC will be doing a roadshow with the new Lukas battery e-Draulic tools.

NZ Firefighter Welfare Society Brigade Participation Scheme Endorsed by UFBA Board

NZ Firefighter Welfare Society Brigade Participation Scheme Endorsed by UFBA Board

Posted on 14th November 2010

A number of brigades have now taken the opportunity to enroll their entire brigade membership into the NZFF Welfare Society.

UFBA Makes Submission on Qualifications Review

Posted on 14th November 2010

FRSITO, the New Zealand Fire and Rescue Services ITO, is currently undertaking a review of the qualifications framework. Judith Stanley, the UFBA’s representative on the National Training Standards Committee, was commissioned to put together a submission to FRSITO with input from the UFBA’s Training and Resources focus group.

Canterbury Earthquake:  Time to Help Our Own

Canterbury Earthquake:  Time to Help Our Own

Posted on 14th November 2010

Now it’s our turn, time to help our own. An opportunity to make things just a little more bearable for those firefighters who lost most of what they had in those few minutes on 4th September and who now find that their lives will never again be quite the same. Fire brigades throughout New Zealand are being asked to help those colleagues who most need it.

Waterways Back in Full Force

Waterways Back in Full Force

Posted on 14th November 2010

Waterway teams from around the country are gearing up and getting excited for the 2010-11 season. Provincial competitions are already in full swing around the country, and the Technical Panel has been busy attending these events.

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