We have added a section on our website for Rural fire-fighting interests. For many years the UFBA has included volunteer Rural Fire Forces in its memberships and now, with major changes in the rural sector, we are providing their own section on the UFBA website.
The just-released Government report on alcohol reform recommends fire station canteens remain exempt from having to hold a licence to sell or supply alcohol.
In June, Otaki Volunteer Fire Brigade was recognised at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety awards in the category of best design or technology initiative.
The Fire Service is undertaking a project to replace all 3500 of its current BA sets. Many of the current sets are approaching 18 years old and are becoming more costly to service and maintain. There have also been a number of developments over the last 5-10 years in BA technology and wearer safety functionality that the Fire Service would like to evaluate to see if it has any benefits to our wearers.
The complete results for the iRescue Event (Australasian Road Rescue Challenge) are in - and New Zealand has put in another impressive showing.
Three very experienced Road Crash Rescue teams gear up to do something that no New Zealand team has done since 2004 – win the Australasian Road Rescue Challenge.
A report written by SO Brad Moseby, one of the winners of a NZFS Scholarship for the 2009-2010 year is now available. The report is titled "Emergency Management of Significant Events - A Study of an 'Inter-Agency Approach' to Managing High Profile Events and how the New South Wales Fire Brigades contributes to Event and Public Safety".
The Government is consulting on changes to the way charities deal with Inland Revenue, and they would like to hear comments and suggestions from registered charities. See the details below to get involved in the discussion.
The UFBA is currently supporting ten Rural Fire Forces (RFF) members who have been concerned about the implications of the Super City concept on the way in which they wish to provide services to their communities.
The NZFS has in place a staged process for the upgrading of NZFS fire stations – usually by either the erection of a new building or the renovation of an existing station.