On Saturday 16th June some our female members attended an Area 15 WFENZ get together meeting held at Greytown station in the Wairarapa. These are held within each area throughout the country for women to offer support, promote and facilitate the participation and success of women in Fire and Emergency roles within New Zealand.
It was a very successful day connecting
On a very wet and windy evening HWOSU were paged to an incident where a car had crashed into a power pole causing over 500 homes to lose power for most of the night
Our members were tasked with road closure, traffic and crowd control
You can read about it here https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104631672/car-takes-out-power-pole-in-upper-hutt
After many years of planning, discussing and delays, we're very excited at the prospect of a new fire station!
Remutaka Fire Station (taking on board the spelling change for Rimutaka that was announced last year) is being built on Park St, just down the road from our current station. Yesterday, members of our Unit were amongst those who witnessed
This week, Fire and Emergency launched new promotional content on their Youtube channel, highlighting the value to employers in employing and supporting Volunteer Firefighters.
QFF Mark Foster is featured in the latest video, check it out!
Huge congratulations go to two of our unit members who have been gazetted for their Long Service and Good Conduct Service medals.
Well done Senior Firefighter Alex Roberts and Qualified Fire Fighter Mark Foster.
The New Zealand Fire Brigades’ Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is a meritorious and long-service award for operational uniformed members of recognised fire services
On a lovely evening unit members travelled into Wellington city to visit our peers Wellington Operational Support unit.
This is a fantastic meet and greet for newer members of each unit and to have the chance to go through each appliance to see what sort of equipment is stowed.
We wish to thank our peers in Wellington for such
2018 UFBA North Island Waterway Challenge
On Tuesday 5th December, some of our crew took both of our appliances over the hill to visit Martinborough Fire station in the Wairarapa so they could see what gear we carry and how we maybe able to assist them at their calls in the future but upon arrival they were busy at a big scrub fire so our unit
HWOSU had a very busy weekend - with 2 fire calls and assisting at the Upper Hutt Santa Parade
Saturday 2nd December - Scrub fire in Upper Hutt, members were tasked with road closure and crowd control
Sunday 3rd December - as members were prepping our vehicles to head to the Santa Parade we were called to a 2nd alarm house
On a beautiful Sunday our unit members attended the White Ribbon Appeal day along side Rimutaka and Trentham crews, assisting wiht promoting fire safety with using the inflatable education house, fire blocks and the importance of smoke alarms.