The Firefighter Combat Challenge 2016 season got off to an early start, with the first of the three annual events held on 5 December in Westport.
New competitors from Rolleston were still smiling at the end of an epic day. From left: Pete Savage, Rick Coburn, Sarah Lilley, Bruce Moffat, Carl Dierck, Callen Saunders, Rob Eggers
There has been debate about the
The Firefighter Combat Challenge World Finals took place in Montgomery, Alabama in the United States from 19-25 October.
This year saw a record 18 countries compete with over 600 athletes taking part. As in previous years, an intrepid bunch of Kiwis headed over, running as members of Team Hobbit New Zealand.
Host city Montgomery made everyone feel genuinely welcome and provided an
Conference documents including Candidate Profiles and Remits were posted to member brigades on Tuesday 6 October.
These are available now for members to download - please login first.
Message from the UFBA Events Team
Firefighter Combat Season is fast approaching.
We have booked in three events for the 2016 season and are grateful for the brigades that put their hands up to help host these events.
As is the tradition of the UFBA, the ‘regional level’ events (one in each Island) will be held in
Sustainability through Diversity
Friday 13 November - Sunday 15 November
With keynote speakers, workshops, an exhibition and social functions, the UFBA Annual Conference 2015 is a fantastic event not to be missed!
Find out more and register at www.ufba.org.nz/events/2015_ufba_137th_annual_conference
Emergency Preparedness and Management
12 November 2015 - the day before the UFBA 137th Annual Conference in Wellington from 13-15 November.
Wellington is sitting on a fault line and is a candidate for the ‘Big One’.
Geological evidence off the Wairarapa coast and fringing Cook Strait indicates highly damaging megathrust earthquakes are capable of generating a devastating magnitude 8.0+
Manfeild Park, Feilding
Need a reason to brush up your driving skills?
Participating in the annual UFBA National Drivers Challenge may be just the motivation you need to advance your ability at the wheel of an Iveco.
This Challenge running at Manfeild Park in Feilding from 21-22 August is your chance to network with other competitors from around
UFBA is currently looking for hosts for the following events
North Island Combat Challenge - preferred dates late November/December 2015
South Island Combat Challenge - preferred dates late November 2015 - January 2016
Region 1/2/3/4 Road Crash Rescue - preferred dates October 2015 - March 2016
National Road Crash Rescue - late April 2016
North/South Island Combat Challenge - late 2016
Region 1/2/3/4 Waterway -
Starting in the summer sunshine of Kamo in late January, the UFBA 2015 season finished in the slightly chillier winter sun of Cromwell in June.
In just four and a half months, we completed 10 events - with one more to go in August, this is the largest number ever in one year.
The year started with four Regional Waterways in