Partner organisations

The UFBA is proud to be a trusted partner with Fire and Emergency. We believe positive change comes about through cooperation, korero and collaboration towards shared interests. We also collaborate with similarly minded organisations that exist to help brigade members.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is New Zealand's main firefighting and emergency services body. Fire and Emergency was formally established on 1 July 2017, after the New Zealand Fire Service, the National Rural Fire Authority, 12 enlarged rural fire districts and 26 territorial authority rural fire authorities amalgamated to form one new organisation. It has nationwide responsibility for fire safety, firefighting, hazardous substance incident response, vehicle extrication and urban search and rescue.

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New Zealand Firefighter’s Credit Union

Firefighters Credit Union The Credit Union is a non-profit organisation providing financial services for the Emergency Services Community. UFBA members, Fire and Emergency New Zealand employees and their family are welcome to join to benefit from financial services including savings, loans, insurance and financial advice.

Welfare Society

New Zealand Firefighter’s Welfare Society

The Welfare Society helps firefighters and their families and offers a number of benefits including healthcare, medical visits, holiday homes and counselling. UFBA members and Fire and Emergency New Zealand employees are welcome to join.


Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New ZealandVolunteering New Zealand Incorporated (VNZ) is an association of New Zealand organisations that have a commitment to volunteering, such as volunteer centres, national and other organisations. VNZ is the “voice of volunteering” and are the only national organisation in New Zealand that focuses purely on volunteers, volunteering and volunteer management.

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New Zealand Fire Brigades' Institute

The New Zealand Fire Brigades' Institute exists to promote the technical training of members of brigades. The NZFBI schedules Field Days and provides Diploma exams.


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Institute of Fire Engineers

Founded in 1918, the IFE is a non profit making professional body with a rapidly growing membership of over 12,000 and a global reach that extends through 39 international branches. The IFE aims to encourage and improve the science and practice of Fire Extinction, Fire Prevention and Fire Engineering and all operations and expedients connected therewith, and to give an impulse to ideas likely to be useful in connection with or in relation to such science and practice to the members of the Institution and to the community at large.

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 Tāngata Matatau

A sector group that brings together any individuals, organisation or agency associated with fire services, emergency services, emergency management, or any other matter where members have a common interest and reason to work together related to the Association’s Purposes, within New Zealand or abroad.