UFBA News

Taking action for positive outcomes for all brigades

Posted on 16th February 2017

UFBA is the united voice of all brigades. What are we doing to meet our vision? What positive outcomes have we achieved for our members through working in partnership with the FENZ Transition Team?

Face Fit Technician Vacancies

Posted on 27th March 2017

NZFS currently has 5 exciting secondment opportunities for regional face fit technicians to join our Workplace Carcinogen Exposure Programme team.

Sprinklers for fire protection

Posted on 15th March 2017

Firefighters are often asked to give an opinion on the best form of fire protection and detection.There is no doubt a combination of smoke detection and automatic sprinklers is by far the best option.

High satisfaction with 2016 Annual Conference

High satisfaction with 2016 Annual Conference

Posted on 22nd February 2017

The UFBA sent a satisfaction survey on 28 November to registered attendees at our 2016 Annual Conference.

Camaraderie at UFBA Regions 2 and 4 Waterway Challenges

Posted on 22nd February 2017

Great camaraderie and sportsmanship were on show at the 2017 UFBA Regions 2 and 4 Waterway Challenges

Fire Weather Index (FWI): A Firefighter’s Perspective

Posted on 8th February 2017

The National Fire Weather Index (FWI) is more than just a coloured sign on the side of forest roads, it is an invaluable tool in vegetation fire preplanning and incident management

UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop October 2016

Posted on 16th December 2016

UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop in October 2016

Kaikoura earthquake response: Members supporting members

Kaikoura earthquake response: Members supporting members

Posted on 15th December 2016

Following the severe 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November, UFBA members in the quake battered regions of North Canterbury, Marlborough and Wellington responded immediately to meet the needs of their communities.

2016: A successful year of proactive UFBA advocacy

Posted on 15th December 2016

Message from Chief Executive Officer George Verry As we head toward the Christmas and New Year break, it is hugely satisfying to reflect on the excellent advocacy and support services the UFBA has delivered to our members over the year. At last year’s UFBA Conference, Minister Dunne announced the proposed future structure for our fire services. Since then,

2016 Firefighter Combat Challenge World Finals

Posted on 15th December 2016

A Kiwi team again headed over to Montgomery, Alabama in the United States for the Firefighter Combat Challenge World Finals in October 2016

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