UFBA News

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

2016 UFBA Conference: Keynote speakers

Posted on 23rd November 2016

The theme of this year’s conference was Building strong foundations. Two keynote speakers, Sir John Kirwan and Ngahi Bidois, provided delegates with ideas and resources on how to deal with change and lead through the fire services reform—thereby building stronger brigades and communities. Sir John Kirwan “Wellness is every day” Sir John’s

2016 Conference: Women build connections

Posted on 23rd November 2016

Forty women from volunteer, paid, rural and defence brigades and operational support units attended Conference this year. To celebrate and provide a forum for networking, the UFBA invited women attendees to an early evening function on 28 October. “Many of our brigades and rural fire forces have only one or two women serving,” said UFBA General Manager Ceara Owen-Perry.

Frank Hardy entertains delegates with stories of his service

Frank Hardy entertains delegates with stories of his service

Posted on 4th November 2016

An engaging address from 95 year old Frank Hardy OBE, QFSM captivated the 400 attendees at the UFBA Conference in Christchurch.

Transitional Advocacy and Support Agreement with NZFSC signed

Transitional Advocacy and Support Agreement with NZFSC signed

Posted on 31st October 2016

At the 2016 UFBA Conference on Friday 28 October, NZFSC Chair Hon Paul Swain and UFBA Chair Rick Braddock signed a Transitional Advocacy and Support Agreement in the presence of the Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Peter Dunne.

UFBA supports fire services ‘Mo Network’

Posted on 21st October 2016

With Movember fast approaching, a group of Fire Services Movember Enthusiasts are taking the opportunity to raise awareness of men’s health issues

Let your voice be heard: Elect your representatives

Let your voice be heard: Elect your representatives

Posted on 3rd October 2016

At the 138th AGM of the United Fire Brigades’ Association, brigade delegates have the opportunity to vote for your representatives on the UFBA team

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