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
In peak hour traffic our unit were paged to assist with an MVA on Remutaka Hill.
Our members were tasked with assisting with traffic control, whilst fire crews set to work freeing the people trapped in the car.
Kaitlin and Channa both attended a 2-day Operational Support training course in Rotorua at the National Training Centre where you are put through your paces with all sorts of exercises and events to test your knowledge both in theory and practical.
After a very busy and tiring weekend they both passed with flying colours - Congratulations!
Barely a week has gone by since the Macaulay Metals call last Thursday, and Seaview has again played host to a major blaze.
This time it was the Chair Solutions building on Hutt Park Road, and the fire was quickly escalated through multiple alarm levels, with a 5th alarm ultimately transmitted.
Our friends from Wainuiomata were part of the initial