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
Ramping up UFBA/FRFANZ actions
2018 UFBA North Island Waterway Challenge
Adoption of the Xero financial system by volunteer brigades/rural fire forces will bring efficiency to financial processes and make it feasible for the UFBA to provide centralised support and advice.
Around 220 personnel from around the country have now graduated from the highly valued UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop
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.