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Outstanding feedback on the Australasian Rescue Challenge!

Posted on 1st February 2018

Message from Bill Butzbach, Chief Executive Officer Hosted by the UFBA, the Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC17) at Claudelands in Hamilton from 20-23 July 2017 was an outstanding success. Kiwi teams did us proud, taking out eleven accolades at the presentation dinner on Sunday night. The ARRO Executive conducted a survey of all teams at the Challenge to gauge their thoughts and

14th UFBA Leadership & Governance Workshop develops leadership skills

Posted on 15th January 2018

Around 220 personnel from around the country have now graduated from the highly valued UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop

2017 Australasian Firefighters Championship: Matamata Wins

Posted on 19th December 2017

Congratulations to the New Zealand teams for doing so well (it was a clean sweep!) at the Australasian Firefighters Championship in Carterton from 17-19 November with Matamata taking out first place overall.

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.

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