Brigade News

2016 UFBA Regional Firefighter Combat Challenge

Posted on 27th October 2015

This event is to be held on Saturday Feb 27 2016 at Peat Park, Wanganui and hosted by the Wanganui Brigade

Bowls Date

Posted on 6th September 2015

The 2017 Annual Bowls Tornament will be held at Tairua on Saturday 25th March 2017                                                

Dates

Posted on 6th September 2015

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

New SSO for Haumoana Station

Posted on 10th July 2015

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.

Queen’s Service Medals - May 2015

Queen’s Service Medals - May 2015

Posted on 29th June 2015

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),

Leigh Fire Brigade Awards Posthumous Gold Star

Leigh Fire Brigade Awards Posthumous Gold Star

Posted on 29th June 2015

One of Leigh Volunteer Fire Brigade's founding members has been recognised for his 26 years service, nearly 23 years after his death. Robert (Bob) Davies was awarded a posthumous Gold Star - a New Zealand first. Above image: Bob Davies' Gold Star was presented to his family. From left: Ian Davies (CFO Warkworth), Bob's wife Mavis, Paul Davies (ex-Leigh and

Hokitika Floods 18th and 19th June 2015

Posted on 23rd June 2015

Hokitika VFB is kept busy with the worse flood in years http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11467970 Also a clip on 3 News that show the Brigade in action http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/west-coasts-heavy-rain-prompts-evacuations-2015061907#axzz3ds1U5Pda

Annual Honors night Saturday 15th November

Posted on 12th November 2014

Just a reminder friends it is our annual honors night on Saturday night at the Matata Rugby clubrooms.  In undress uniform, be there or be square.

Getting to know… Mark Adie

Getting to know… Mark Adie

Posted on 12th November 2014

Mark Adie was Vice President 2013/14 and succedes Bryan Styles as President for 2014/15. He is a fourth generation firefigher with over 100 years service in his family. Here we get to know Mark... 1. When did you join the Fire Service? I joined Hastings Brigade as a volunteer in May 1985 and did my training - volunteer basic, B.A. and pump operator courses. I then became a paid firefighter at Hawkes Bay in July 1987 where I completed my paid courses in Wellington and drivers, snorkel, command hazmat and B.A. maintenance in Hawkes Bay.

700 – have you got yours?

700 – have you got yours?

Posted on 11th November 2014

70% of appliances don’t carry Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) and there is a large variation in the remainder, including some without a paediatric mode. The NZFS is taking action through their Enhanced Medical Response Capability programme so that the best possible service can be provided to our communities. After research and testing, a single standard AED, the Medux Lifepak 1000, is being distributed to all pumping appliances across the country. There are over 700 new defibrillators and two ‘hot swap’ AEDs for each region (in case a unit fails or is unavailable) which will be rolled out over the coming months. Watch out for updates from the NZFS about when your brigade will receive theirs and any training required to transition to the new unit.

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