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Medical first responder badge

Medical first responder badge

Posted on 1st April 2016

UFBA has been involved with the New Zealand Fire Service in developing a badge to recognise firefighters who are qualified to deliver medical first response.

NZFBI Membership

NZFBI Membership

Posted on 29th February 2016

NZFBI: invigorating membership and enhancing learning opportunities

Young firefighters committed to volunteering

Posted on 25th February 2016

Three young firefighters share why they volunteer

Kiwi skills help battle Aussie bushfires

Kiwi skills help battle Aussie bushfires

Posted on 25th February 2016

New Zealand’s National Rural Fire Authority (NRFA), who have coordinated the deployment of four taskforces (173 personnel) to Australia to assist in battling bushfires in both Victoria, and most recently, Tasmania.

Weather prediction means lots of work ahead

Posted on 18th December 2015

From Paul Baker, Manager Rural Fire Napier New Zealand will feel the full effect of an El Nino weather pattern over the next four months or so, and this will have consequences for the country’s firefighters, including UFBA members. Meteorologists are predicting this summer and autumn will be the country’s

Volunteers protecting their rural communities

Posted on 18th December 2015

Waikuku Beach Volunteer Rural Fire Force, Waimakariri From left: Joel Robb, Maureen Robb, James Marks, Karen Purchas, Duncan O’Keefe, Penny Stewart (No. 1 whitebait catcher) Waikuku Beach trains every Monday night 7-9pm and the last Sunday of the month from 2-4pm. A lot of what we do is area familiarisation, training and assessments of our local patch.

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