Bill’s blog - The next steps for our merger

Bill’s blog - The next steps for our merger

Posted on 19th November 2018

As we follow a very successful conference – our largest ever – we can now share the updates presented by UFBA Board Chair Richie Smith on how we’re progressing the merger. 2017’s conference gave the UFBA Board the directive (with FRFANZ Exec) to progress the merger with FRFANZ in 2018. However the roadshows that took place throughout May,

Do you have expertise that can help FENZ?

Posted on 13th August 2018

Experts needed to inform policy

UFBA/FRFANZ submission on proposed Local Advisory Committee boundaries

Posted on 22nd May 2018

Following consultation with our members the UFBA has submitted a response to Fire and Emergency NZ’s proposed setting of boundaries for sixteen Local Advisory Committees to match those already established by Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM). LACs will represent a local perspective to the Board of Fire and Emergency NZ to help influence national strategy, address local

Public consultation on Local Advisory Committees (LACs) starts Monday 9 April

Posted on 5th April 2018

Public consultation on the proposed boundaries for Local Advisory Committees (LACs) will start on Monday 9 April.

Working on co-design with Fire and Emergency NZ

Posted on 1st February 2018

Message from Bill Butzbach, Chief Executive Officer Carl Mills is now on board at Fire and Emergency NZ as Workstream Lead, Volunteerism. I and Kevin Ihaka from FRFANZ are now liaising with Carl at a high level and participating in co-design work to make sure the needs of our volunteers are met including: Developing initiatives to improve support for volunteers

Rolling out Xero will reduce volunteer administration

Posted on 25th January 2018

Adoption of the Xero financial system by volunteer brigades/rural fire forces will bring efficiency to financial processes and make it feasible for the UFBA to provide centralised support and advice.

Availability and Messaging System (AMS)

Posted on 14th December 2017

Fire and Emergency NZ has a need for accurate, up-to-date information about the availability of volunteers and the wider organisation (for example Incident Management teams) to respond to fires and emergencies.

Fire and Emergency NZ Blueprint 2017-20

Posted on 5th December 2017

UFBA/FRFANZ have been extensively involved in collaborative development of the Fire and Emergency NZ Blueprint 2017-20 with Fire and Emergency NZ

Less paperwork, more community work

Posted on 28th September 2017

Fire and Emergency NZ and UFBA member consultation on volunteer admin tasks


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