The Fire Service has purchased a one-off prototype. It is a fully built-up appliance from Europe - Magirus HLF 10 - built on an Iveco cab chassis.
A big congratulations to our two newly graduated Matata Volunteer Firefighters Lily Hofert and Luke Blom. They just completed the gruelling, week long recruit training course at the NZFS National Training Centre in Rotorua. Luke is standing and Lily crouched both dead centre of the photograph. Well done guys and welcome to the Fire Service family.
Waikuku Beach Volunteer Rural Fire Force, Waimakariri
From left: Joel Robb, Maureen Robb, James Marks, Karen Purchas, Duncan O’Keefe, Penny Stewart (No. 1 whitebait catcher)
Waikuku Beach trains every Monday night 7-9pm and the last Sunday of the month from 2-4pm.
A lot of what we do is area familiarisation, training and assessments of our local patch.
From Nick Gray, NZFS
The Incident Ground Communications (IGC) radio replacement project is underway, representing movement on a significant theme of your Vision 2020 feedback.
The required budget to progress the project has now been allocated and a tender has been released to select the supplier for our new IGC radio equipment.
IGC Working Group
The IGC Working Group has
This event is to be held on Saturday Feb 27 2016 at Peat Park, Wanganui and hosted by the Wanganui Brigade
The 2017 Annual Bowls Tornament will be held at Tairua on Saturday 25th March 2017
The Annual Reunion/Annual General Meeting will be held on the following dates at the following venues:
September 30th to October 2nd 2016 in Waihi AND 22nd, 23rd & 24th September 2017 in Katitaia
On the 9th August 2014 SSO Bill Tims stepped down as SSO of the Haumoana Brigade. Bill has beeen our OIC for 20 years and felt the time was right for somebody else to take over the leadership of the station.
SO Graham Arthur was appointed SSO.
Bill is still an active member of the brigade.
UFBA congratulates four current firefighters and one retired firefighter, who received Queen’s Service Medals (QSMs) at Government House in Wellington on 21 May from the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.
With Mark Adie, UFBA President (centre left) are recipients Wayne Hurunui (Shannon), Keith Norton (Harewood Station), Brian Watters (Morrinsville),