UFBA News

UFBA Chief Executive Officer George Verry to step down

Posted on 24th May 2017

UFBA Chief Executive Officer George Verry to step down after the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand organisation is set up

UFBA/FRFANZ: Collaborating to benefit all our firefighters

Posted on 22nd May 2017

With less than two months to go until the implementation of Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) on 1 July, the UFBA and the Forest and Rural Fire Association (FRFANZ) continue to strongly represent the interests of our members during the transition.

Members supporting members: Christchurch and Edgecumbe

Members supporting members: Christchurch and Edgecumbe

Posted on 22nd May 2017

Christchurch: Challenging conditions at Port Hills fires From Brett Reed, Waikuku Beach Volunteer Rural Fire Force From Monday 13 February when fires started in the Port Hills, Christchurch was again faced with a major threat to property, people, its city and community. Waikuku Beach firefighters managed to get some footage on the front line up on the Port Hills on the

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.

Maw Family Trophy

Maw Family Trophy

Posted on 9th May 2017

The Maw family, long-standing competitors at the UFBA Firefighter Combat Challenge, has celebrated their time running together by donating a trophy to the UFBA for the winning Relay Team at the Nationals.

Leadership & Governance Workshop for rural firefighters

Leadership & Governance Workshop for rural firefighters

Posted on 24th April 2017

Message from George Verry, Chief Executive Officer

Ventilation: An operational necessity

Posted on 24th April 2017

Fire ventilation is an essential factor in efficient fire control. Yet there are other considerations and recognition of the conditions that determine the success or failure of the operation and the type of ventilation to employ.

Making positive contributions to FENZ co-design projects

Posted on 4th April 2017

The UFBA Board (in particular, Director Bill Butzbach), management, members and FRFANZ representatives are continuing to work closely with the FENZ Transition Team on projects relevant to our members.

FENZ Volunteer Working Group

Posted on 4th April 2017

FENZ Volunteer Working Group update March 2017

Waterway winners head to Australasians

Posted on 4th April 2017

The UFBA Waterway season provides brigades with ideal opportunities to train and build on their pump-operating and hose-running skills

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