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Supporting the psychological wellbeing of our firefighters

Posted on 18th October 2017

As part of our commitment to supporting volunteers, the UFBA has invested considerable resource over the last year on developing a new Leading Psychological Wellbeing Workshop which focuses on the wellbeing of brigade members.

Additional UFBA Leadership & Governance Workshop will strengthen skills

Posted on 28th September 2017

A major milestone was reached at the 13th UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop held in Wellington from 14-16 September—over 200 personnel from around the country have now graduated from this highly-valued course.

Elect your Representatives & Proxy Voting

Elect your Representatives & Proxy Voting

Posted on 26th September 2017

Are you a delegate for your brigade at the 2017 UFBA Conference? At the 139th AGM of the United Fire Brigades’ Association, brigade delegates have the opportunity to vote for your representatives on the UFBA team.

Simon East is UFBA National Drivers Champion for second year in a row

Simon East is UFBA National Drivers Champion for second year in a row

Posted on 21st September 2017

Congratulations to Simon East of Cust Volunteer Fire Brigade for taking out the UFBA National Drivers Challenge for the second year running at Manfeild Park in Feilding on 11-12 August.

2017 UFBA Conference: Four Interactive Workshops

2017 UFBA Conference: Four Interactive Workshops

Posted on 8th September 2017

Four interactive workshops at the 2017 UFBA Conference will provide delegates with ideas and resources on leading together in the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand environment—thereby building stronger brigades and communities.

2017 Australasian Rescue Challenge: Kiwi teams take out major placings

2017 Australasian Rescue Challenge: Kiwi teams take out major placings

Posted on 27th July 2017

Hosted by the UFBA, the Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC17) at Claudelands in Hamilton from 20-23 July was an outstanding success. Kiwi teams did us proud, taking out eleven accolades at the presentation dinner on Sunday night.

NZFBI Field Day: E Squadron (EOD)

Posted on 27th July 2017

An NZFBI Field Day in Christchurch on 24 June showcased the NZ Army’s E Squadron Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit.

2017 UFBA Annual Conference: Nominate your representatives

2017 UFBA Annual Conference: Nominate your representatives

Posted on 10th July 2017

The UFBA Annual Conference is a time when your brigade can contribute to the way the UFBA acts and how you are represented. There are three key roles to be voted on at Conference as well as changes to the rules and regulations of the Association. As a Conference delegate, you have the right to vote on behalf of your

Road Crash Rescue winners off to Australasians

Road Crash Rescue winners off to Australasians

Posted on 6th July 2017

The UFBA Road Crash Rescue Challenge gives brigades an ideal opportunity to test and develop their vehicle extrication and medical response skills in a safe learning environment that simulates real-life road crashes. This season, the North and South Island Challenges in Feilding and Temuka produced outstanding Kiwi prospects for the expected tough competition at the Australasian Rescue Challenge in Hamilton

UFBA Firefighter Combat Challenge: Improving fitness

UFBA Firefighter Combat Challenge: Improving fitness

Posted on 22nd May 2017

Outstanding 2017 Regional Challenges in Alexandra and Palmerston North set the scene for the UFBA National Firefighter Combat Challenge on the Wellington waterfront.

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