UFBA News

Rurals Added to Our Website Family

Posted on 26th August 2010

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.

Alcohol Reform Report - Fire Stations a Special Case

Posted on 25th August 2010

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.

Otaki Volunteer Fire Brigade Gains National Recognition for Invention

Posted on 12th August 2010

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.

Fire Service to Replace BA Sets

Posted on 9th August 2010

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.

Morrinsville Takes Second, Whitianga and Greytown Fourth Equal in iRescue 2010

Posted on 28th July 2010

The complete results for the iRescue Event (Australasian Road Rescue Challenge) are in - and New Zealand has put in another impressive showing.

New Zealand Due for a Win in the Australasian Road Rescue Challenge

Posted on 21st July 2010

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.

Emergency Management of Significant Events

Posted on 19th July 2010

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".

IRD Requests Feedback from Registered Charities on its Systems

Posted on 17th July 2010

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.

Auckland Rural Fire Forces (Super City)

Posted on 8th July 2010

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.

Plans for New and Renovated Fire Stations

Posted on 8th July 2010

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.

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