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.
Christchurch: Challenging conditions at Port Hills fires
From Brett Reed, Waikuku Beach Volunteer Rural Fire Force
From Monday 13 February when fires started in the Port Hills, Christchurch was again faced with a major threat to property, people, its city and community.
Waikuku Beach firefighters managed to get some footage on the front line up on the Port Hills on the
Outstanding 2017 Regional Challenges in Alexandra and Palmerston North set the scene for the UFBA National Firefighter Combat Challenge on the Wellington waterfront.
The Maw family, long-standing competitors at the UFBA Firefighter Combat Challenge, has celebrated their time running together by donating a trophy to the UFBA for the winning Relay Team at the Nationals.
Message from George Verry, Chief Executive Officer
Fire ventilation is an essential factor in efficient fire control. Yet there are other considerations and recognition of the conditions that determine the success or failure of the operation and the type of ventilation to employ.
The UFBA Board (in particular, Director Bill Butzbach), management, members and FRFANZ representatives are continuing to work closely with the FENZ Transition Team on projects relevant to our members.
FENZ Volunteer Working Group update March 2017
The UFBA Waterway season provides brigades with ideal opportunities to train and build on their pump-operating and hose-running skills
The 11th UFBA Leadership and Governance Workshop took place in Wellington from 16-18 March bringing the total number of graduates to 169 personnel around the country.