Brigade News

Women in Fire and Emergency New Zealand get together - 16th June

Posted on 21st June 2018

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

MVA car vs Power Pole Upper Hutt - 11th June

Posted on 15th June 2018

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 on stuff by clicking here

Sod-Turning Ceremony at the site of our New Station

Posted on 14th June 2018

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

Member featured in Fire and Emergency promotional video

Posted on 14th June 2018

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!

Long Service and good Conduct Medal achievement

Posted on 25th April 2018

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

Visit to Wellington Operational Support Unit

Posted on 25th April 2018

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

Posted on 30th January 2018

2018 UFBA North Island Waterway Challenge

Visit to Martinborough fire station and scrub fire

Posted on 15th December 2017

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

Busy weekend - Scrub fire, House fire and Upper Hutt Santa Parade

Posted on 4th December 2017

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

White Ribbon Day - Fire safety

Posted on 1st December 2017

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.

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