We have ben offline for sometime - we are back!
All settled in with John at the wheel and we are away again, with 3 new members joining our crew, our new station is not too far away from completion and our new van that will replace our aging 4926 is getting closer and closer to being put on the road!
Our unit was rocked with the passing of Senior Station Officer Wayne Bedford on the 19th January
Wayne had served for over 45 years in the fire service both in the paid and volunteer world, with being a member of our brigade for just over 10 years and within that time he has contributed with his leadership, knowledge and mentoring of our
After a well-deserved break over the silly season our brigade is back into weekly drills, hitting the ground running with our busy training schedule. With making the most of the good weather we have been getting out and about on training nights with our crews - check out the gallery for various pictures
In the early afternoon HWOSU were paged to assist Trentham 487 with a domestic house flooding
4926 responded and assisted the house owner with cleaning up by using our aquavacs
Saturday 27 October saw the Unit hold an Honours function, allowing for the presentation of several Honours to members, including:
New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service & Good Conduct Award (14yrs)
SFF Alex Roberts
SFF Mark Foster
United Fire Brigades Association Service Honours
SFF Chris Donachie (5 Year Medal)
Several other members were presented with service bars to attach to either their 5
Our unit had a busy day assisting our other operational support units in the Wellington region
1st up - We were paged to a 3rd alarm house fire in the hills of Crofton Downs,
4928 responded and our members assisted with traffic control and scene safety with the early peak hour work and school run traffic.
Later in the evening our
Mid morning our unit was paged to a 3 car MVA on Remutaka Hill
4928 responded and assisted with traffic control in conjunction with the NZ Police and Fulton Hogan while the occupants were extracted from the vehicles
Early in the afternoon our unit was paged to a 2nd Alarm house fire in the suburb of NaeNae
4928 responded and our members were tasked with traffic and crowd control, and thankfully all house occupants were accounted for.
Members of HWOSU gathered last night for the 63rd AGM for our unit.
Congratulations to the following people on receiving unit trophies:
Most drills attended for the year – Alex Robers / Bruce Key
Most fire calls attended for the year - Chris Donachie
Fire Fighter of the year – Terina Adams
Goof up Flushy award - Rebecca Brierton (always pay
Every year the Upper Hutt Women’s Centre hold a Spring Fair where sell holder come from far to see their products.
On this day every year our unit assists with traffic control, helping stall holders get in and out safely at the start and the end of the day.
A good day was had by all, funds were