Our hearts are heavy as we mourn our fallen colleague in Muriwai
It is with immense sadness to we share with you that we have been informed by FENZ that the body found earlier today has been confirmed as the missing volunteer firefighter from Muriwai Volunteer Fire Brigade.
The United Fire Brigades’ Association and members are mourning the loss of one of our own, who was tragically killed in the line of duty.
Out of respect for our fallen colleague, we will not be mentioning his name and FENZ have notified everyone that flags will be flown at half-mast until further notice.
Our hearts are filled with sorrow for his whanau, his friends and the Brigade.
The loss of a fellow firefighter is felt deeply across the entire membership.
Ka aroha hoki
Our deepest sympathy