Brigade News

On the fire front – FPS on deployment in Australia

On the fire front – FPS on deployment in Australia

Posted on 19th February 2020

Rains have provided much needed relief across Australia and helped firefighters contain the vast blazes in New South Wales. We spoke with firefighters Mike and Kieran from rural and forest fire specialists Forest Protection Services (FPS) about their recent deployments to our neighbours across the Tasman suffering their worst drought and subsequent fires in known history. Fifty degree celsius temperatures

We are now on Facebook! Remutaka Operational Support

Posted on 20th November 2019

New name, new station,new year!! We are now offically renamed to Remutaka Operational Support to come in line with our new station at Remutaka. Come on over to keep up with the latest news, fire calls and information You can find the link on our home page

2nd Alarm House fire -Lower Hutt 12th November

Posted on 12th November 2019

In the early evening our unit were paged to a well involved house fire in Taita 4928 responded and were tasked with crowd control and canteen refreshments You can read more about it on the below link https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117338518/house-fire-in-taita

2nd alarm chemical spill - 1st October

Posted on 2nd October 2019

Mid morning our unit was paged to a chemical spill at Saint James School in Lower Hutt 4926 responded to assist with crowd / traffic control, working longside Wellington Operational Support and Wainui Operational Support

Exciting times ahead - Remutaka Station is near completion

Posted on 27th September 2019

Our new home is getting closer and closer to completion. We are very excited for the future with the state of the art and environment friendly facilities!! With the build progressing on time we are hoping to be in our new home by the middle of November - Watch this space! Check out the gallery for more photos of the

2nd Alarm House Fire - Trentham 24th September

Posted on 24th September 2019

In the very early hours our unit was paged to a 2nd alarm shed fire which had spread into the ajoining house 4928 responded and were tasked with road closure and refreshments

2nd Alarm fire - Upper Hutt 20th September

Posted on 23rd September 2019

In the very early hours of the morning our crew were paged to a 2nd alarm fire in a firewood yard in Upper Hutt Both 4926 and 4928 responded and was tasked with providing refreshments for all the crews present

MVA - 16th September

Posted on 17th September 2019

Our crew were paged to an MVA on the river road and Totara Park traffic lights Both 4926 and 4828 responded and assisted other crews and police with Traffic Control

Scrub Fire - Stokes Valley 10th September

Posted on 11th September 2019

in the late afternoon HWOSU were paged to a 2nd alarm scrub fire in the Stokes Valley area Both 4926 and 4828 responded to the scene and were tasked with traffic control You can read more about the fire here https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/suspicious-very-dangerous-scrub-fire-under-power-lines-in-lower-hutt-extinguished

3rd Alarm fire - Upper Hutt College - 1st September

Posted on 2nd September 2019

At 11.17pm HWoSU were paged to respond to a 3rd level alarm fire at Upper Hutt College Their technology block was well involved when arriving at the scene Both 4926 and 4928 attended and assisted on scene with traffic and crowd control, refreshments and running tasks. For further details please click on the link below on Stuff https://www.stuff.co.nz

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