NZFBI Council

John Klaphake

John Klaphake

President

John joined the Wellington Volunteer Fire Support Unit in 2010. In 2014 he was promoted to Station Officer and thereafter appointed as Brigade Training Officer. He holds the Fellow Diploma of the NZFBI. He is also a Rural Firefighter in the Upper Hutt Rural Fire Force and a member of NZRT8. John is the owner of a web development company that develops bespoke applications and web solutions as well as a range of subscription based applications. John has a strong belief in the value of education as an effective means to not only develop organisational capabilities, but also to create greater engagement, improve confidence, capacity and individual self-worth.

Scott Lanauze

Scott Lanauze

Vice President

Scott joined the New Zealand Fire Service as a volunteer in 2004, and is currently stationed at Cromwell in Central Otago. Scott has also served in the Waikouaiti Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Mt Cook Industrial Fire Brigade. He currently serves on the Central Otago Fire Brigades’ Sub-Association Executive, and is a graduate of the UFBA Leadership and Governance programme. Scott holds the Fellow Diploma of the NZFBI and is a Graduate Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). Formally a trade qualified Baker, Scott has been employed as a Civil Engineer since 2007, specialising in building and transport infrastructure asset management.

Jared Davidson

Jared Davidson

Council Member

Jared joined the Army as a firefighter in 2000. He has served at Linton, Waiouru and Burnham Military Camp Fire Brigades as well as an Instructor at the Joint Services Fire School. Jared is currently the Fire Master (Chief Fire Officer and Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer) at Burnham. Jared holds a Fellow Diploma of the NZFBI, Diploma of Applied Emergency Management, NZIM Diploma in Management, National Diploma in Urban Fire Rescue Operations as well as an array of other National Certificates in Urban, Rural, Airport, Industrial Emergency Response, USAR, Civil Defence, Business and Training. Jared’s goal on the Council is to broaden the profile of the NZFBI and increase interest amongst the various firefighting organisations.

Phillip Mackay

Phillip Mackay

Council Member

Phill started his firefighting career in the NZ Army before transferring to the Temuka Volunteer Fire Brigade where he reached the rank of DCFO. From there, he started in the Timaru Fire Brigade as a career firefighter reaching the rank of SFF before leaving the Fire Service to concentrate on farming. This allowed him to join the Fairlie Volunteer Fire Brigade where he is currently the CFO. Phill holds the Fellow Diploma of the NZFBI and is a graduate of the UFBA Leadership and Governance programme. Currently Phill is employed by the Mackenzie District Council as the Emergency Management Officer regarding Civil Defence responsibilities. He believes that the Institute has an important role in assisting all firefighters to improve themselves to be able to serve the communities that we live in.

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