UFBA/FRFANZ: Looking forward to the challenges ahead in 2018
On 23 December 2017, Keith Nixon hung up his level twos as he retired following more than 43 years of active service as a firefighter.
Congratulations to the New Zealand teams for doing so well (it was a clean sweep!) at the Australasian Firefighters Championship in Carterton from 17-19 November with Matamata taking out first place overall.
UFBA Chair Rick Braddock announced today he was not available for reappointment to the UFBA Board on the expiration of his current term of office in June 2018
Fire and Emergency NZ has a need for accurate, up-to-date information about the availability of volunteers and the wider organisation (for example Incident Management teams) to respond to fires and emergencies.
UFBA Chief Executive Officer Bill Butzbach and Volunteering NZ Chief Executive Scott Miller say disrespectful behaviour from members of the public towards volunteer firefighters is not acceptable
Access psychological wellbeing support from the UFBA during the 2017 festive season
UFBA/FRFANZ have been extensively involved in collaborative development of the Fire and Emergency NZ Blueprint 2017-20 with Fire and Emergency NZ
2017 UFBA Conference: Showing the way forward
The focus of the 2017 UFBA Conference was Leading together. It is crucial that all of us lead together to make sure we can continue to make our major contributions to building safe, sustainable communities. As local leaders, Provincials are now leading together with the UFBA.