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?

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

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

NZFBI Field Day: South Island Urban Search and Rescue

NZFBI Field Day: South Island Urban Search and Rescue

Posted on 6th December 2016

Firefighters from around New Zealand took the opportunity to visit the South Island Urban Search and Rescue Task Force base on 27 October prior to the UFBA Annual Conference in Christchurch

2016 UFBA Conference in Brief

2016 UFBA Conference in Brief

Posted on 28th November 2016

Hon Peter Dunne NZFSC Chair Paul Swain UFBA Chair Rick Braddock Financial Performance Patron Dame Margaret Bazley New Officers and Directors UFBA Benevolent Fund Provincial Associations: The future UFBA Life Honorary Member, Nigel Lilley AGM Minutes, Workshop Presentations and Photos Minister appreciates UFBA contributions The Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Peter Dunne connected his speech to the Building strong foundations

UFBA Conference 2016: Fire Services Reform Update

Posted on 23rd November 2016

UFBA Director Bill Butzbach reported on the extensive consultation and effective advocacy undertaken by the UFBA

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