Brigade News

Standpipe and Hose drills

Posted on 1st December 2017

Even though we are not front line fire fighters it is important that we are up skilled regulary with how to sink a standpipe, roll out and roll up hoses efficitently and safely so hen we are tasked for these jobs on the fire ground we are ready to assist. Our newest members of our unit were put through their

House Fire Upper Hutt - Sunday 22nd October

Posted on 23rd October 2017

Early on Sunday morning HWOSU were turned out to a 2nd alarm house fire in Upper Hutt Our crew were tasked with road closure, crowd control, canteen and general duties

Domestic Flooding Lower Hutt - 19th October

Posted on 23rd October 2017

In the afternoon HWOSU were dispatched to a domestic flooding call where our crew set to work with aquavacs and helped to clear up the scene

House Fire Lower Hutt - Saturday 1st October

Posted on 3rd October 2017

In the small hours of Saturday HWOSU were turned out to a 2nd alarm house fire in Lower Hutt - the 2 storey house was well involved. Our members were tasked with lighting and canteen duties

Congratulations to FF Zurek for passing Operational Support training course

Posted on 6th September 2017

Andrzej 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 Andrzej passed with flying colours - Congratulations!


Posted on 31st August 2017

Members of HWOSU gathered last night for the 62nd AGM for our unit - and the 1st AGM under Fire and Emergency New Zealand. As well as going through the adgenda we also voted in 2 recruits as full members as they have completed their compulsory elements  - congratulations to Michaela Jull and Rebecca Brieton and welcome aboard! Congratulations to

Motorcycle accident Rimutaka Hill Sunday 27th August

Posted on 28th August 2017

In the early afternoon HWOSU were dispatched to an MVA on Rimutaka hill where we assisted with traffic control and scene protection in conjunction with the Police.

House Fire Stokes Valley - Friday 25th August

Posted on 28th August 2017

In the early evening HWOSU were dispatched to a "persons reported" 2nd alarm house fire in Stokes Valley We assisted with crowd and traffic control to protect the scene Thankfully everyone got out of the house safely You can read more about this by clicking on the below link

1st July - Fire and Emergency New Zealand begins

Posted on 6th July 2017

The first day of Fire and Emergency New Zealand! Find out more at

5th June - CFO Brian Dobson awarded QSM

Posted on 6th July 2017

A very proud moment for our little brigade. CFO Brian Dobson has been awarded the Queens Service Medal for his services to the New Zealand Fire Service and Rugby. Well deserved for all the years you have given and are still giving to our small but amazing town Chief.

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