The New Zealand Fire Brigades’ Institute exists to promote the technical training of members
of brigades. Browse around this section to find out more about the NZFBI and its scheduled
field days, or to download useful information to help you prepare for your exams.
The UFBA is the national body representing and uniting fire brigades of all kinds
throughout the country. In this section, you’ll find out about our rich history, our
mission and vision, and the key people in the organisation.
The UFBA manages a full event schedule that includes four different firefighter challenges and an annual conference. In this section, you’ll find information on all the upcoming events and how to register, as well as reviews of past events. Be sure to check back regularly.
Being a member of a fire brigade or rural fire force takes substantial commitment and time. In this section, you’ll find out about the effective support services provided by the UFBA for member brigades and rural fire forces and their personnel.
Here you'll find the latest on what's happening with the UFBA, including the current issues we're working on. You can also browse our extensive image and video galleries.
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 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.
Quinn joined the Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade, based in the Northern Suburbs of the Wellington region, in 2008. He holds the Members Diploma of the NZFBI. As the new kid on the block, Quinn is looking forward to working with the Council and experiencing what the role has to offer. He has a great backing with two NZFBI Past Presidents having been members of the Newlands Volunteers and he is looking forward to being able to carry the Newlands flag into the Institute again.
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.