The UFBA Annual Conference is a time when your brigade can contribute to the way the UFBA acts and how you are represented.
There are three key roles to be voted on at Conference as well as changes to the rules and regulations of the Association.
As a Conference delegate, you have the right to vote on behalf of your
Chief Fire Officer of Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade, Bill Butzbach, has been chosen to head the United Fire Brigades’ Association (UFBA)—the advocacy organisation that represents 12,000 firefighters, with 80% being volunteers
UFBA/FRFANZ members, who are mostly volunteers, have contributed greatly to the success of our advocacy actions—through their engagement with consultation, helping to develop new policies and processes and providing feedback to Fire and Emergency NZ. Some of our members who have been involved give their views as we move into the integration phase.
In July 2016, UFBA and the Forest and Rural Fire Association (FRFANZ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to make sure urban and rural firefighters and their personnel had a single powerful voice during the transition of 40 organisations—including the National Rural Fire Authority (NRFA) and the New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS)—to Fire and Emergency New
The 12th UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop took place in Wellington from 22-24 June bringing the total number of graduates to 185 personnel around the country
The UFBA Road Crash Rescue Challenge gives brigades an ideal opportunity to test and develop their vehicle extrication and medical response skills in a safe learning environment that simulates real-life road crashes.
This season, the North and South Island Challenges in Feilding and Temuka produced outstanding Kiwi prospects for the expected tough competition at the Australasian Rescue Challenge in Hamilton
UFBA / FRFANZ - disputes, complaints or conflict process, welcome for Fire and Emergency New Zealand Chief Executive, Rhys Jones and signing a commitment to work together on safety, health and wellbeing matters
Updated UFBA / FRFANZ Strategic Plan
UFBA Chief Executive Officer George Verry to step down after the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand organisation is set up
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.