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French movie ‘The Brigade’ celebrates firefighters’ work

French movie ‘The Brigade’ celebrates firefighters’ work

Posted on 5th March 2018

Fire and Emergency NZ, UFBA and NZPFU are joint-sponsoring a film in the upcoming French Film Festival. The Brigade is a film set around a composite brigade in Southern France and is screening around New Zealand in March - see screenings below. It is “shot in a manner which evolves the style of a documentary….(and) celebrates the

Chief Executive Officer Blog: 28 February 2018

Posted on 28th February 2018

UFBA/FRFANZ representatives met with the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon Tracey Martin, on 15 February 2018.

2018 UFBA South Island Waterway Challenge

2018 UFBA South Island Waterway Challenge

Posted on 26th February 2018

UFBA South Island Waterway Challenge on 24 February was a great success

Having the big conversations about wellbeing

Posted on 23rd February 2018

UFBA Leading Psychological Wellbeing Workshop February 2018

Chief Executive Officer Blog: 12 February 2018

Posted on 12th February 2018

I was very fortunate to accompany UFBA President Joe Manihera and Technical Panel Member Shayne (Tua) Kennedy to the Otago Southland Provincial Association Conference, AGM and Waterway Challenge over the weekend.

Service Honours June - December 2017

Service Honours June - December 2017

Posted on 8th February 2018

UFBA Service Honours - 50 Year and Gold Star medals from June - December 2017

Update: UFBA and FRFANZ Merger

Update: UFBA and FRFANZ Merger

Posted on 1st February 2018

Following unanimous support by both UFBA and FRFANZ membership to merge our two organisations at their respective AGMs last year, work has begun on the detailed arrangements to make this happen

Working on co-design with Fire and Emergency NZ

Posted on 1st February 2018

Message from Bill Butzbach, Chief Executive Officer Carl Mills is now on board at Fire and Emergency NZ as Workstream Lead, Volunteerism. I and Kevin Ihaka from FRFANZ are now liaising with Carl at a high level and participating in co-design work to make sure the needs of our volunteers are met including: Developing initiatives to improve support for volunteers

Outstanding feedback on the Australasian Rescue Challenge!

Posted on 1st February 2018

Message from Bill Butzbach, Chief Executive Officer Hosted by the UFBA, the Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC17) at Claudelands in Hamilton from 20-23 July 2017 was an outstanding success. Kiwi teams did us proud, taking out eleven accolades at the presentation dinner on Sunday night. The ARRO Executive conducted a survey of all teams at the Challenge to gauge their thoughts and

Chief Executive Officer Blog: 31 January 2018

Posted on 31st January 2018

Ramping up UFBA/FRFANZ actions

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