Brigade News

HWOSU AGM 2018

Posted on 19th September 2018

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

Upper Hutt Spring Far 8th September

Posted on 14th September 2018

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

MVA - car vs logging truck - 20th August

Posted on 20th August 2018

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.

Congratulations to FF Archibald and FF Rajasuriya for passing Operational Support training course

Posted on 6th August 2018

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!

Another major blaze in Seaview - this time a 5th Alarm

Posted on 27th July 2018

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

3rd Alarm blaze at Macaulay Metals, Seaview

Posted on 19th July 2018

This morning saw members respond to a large blaze at a metal recyclers in the Lower Hutt suburb of Seaview. Massive clouds of toxic smoke were billowing across Seaview and Point Howard as a result of a fire in a scrap metal pile, featuring old refrigerators. 1 person was transported to hospital with smoke inhalation. Stuff has a detailed report including

House Fire - 12th July

Posted on 12th July 2018

In the early hours HWOSU were turned out to a 2nd alarm house fire in Taita. The house was well involved with crews assisting from all over the Hutt Valley. Our members assisted with traffic and crowd control and canteen supplies.

Power lines down Upper Hutt - 7th July

Posted on 9th July 2018

In the horrible winter weather HWOSU were paged to power lines down across the road and one house. We were tasked with road closure, lighting and scene safety so that the Power Authority would work on getting the lines back up onto the power pole

Congratulations to FF Brierton for passing Operational Support training course

Posted on 28th June 2018

Rebecca 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 Rebecca passed with flying colours - Congratulations!

Garage Fire Lower Hutt - 25th June

Posted on 26th June 2018

Later in the chilly evening HWOSU were paged to a 2nd alarm house fire in Kelson. The garage suffered alot of damage but was brought under control quickly by fast working firefighting crews who managed to save the house Our unit was tasked with assisting the Command unit with communications with fire safety and crowd control You can read more

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