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2017 UFBA Annual Conference: Nominate your representatives

2017 UFBA Annual Conference: Nominate your representatives

Posted on 10th July 2017

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

Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief appointed as UFBA Chief Executive Officer

Posted on 7th July 2017

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: The united voice of our members

Posted on 7th July 2017

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.

UFBA/FRFANZ: Asking our members to consider a merger

Posted on 6th July 2017

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

Strengthening rural firefighters’ skills

Posted on 6th July 2017

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

Road Crash Rescue winners off to Australasians

Road Crash Rescue winners off to Australasians

Posted on 6th July 2017

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: Supporting all our firefighters

Posted on 4th July 2017

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

Posted on 14th June 2017

Updated UFBA / FRFANZ Strategic Plan

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.

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