Hokitika Volunteer Fire Brigade currently has a active membership of 25, with one member of the Ross VFB assisting for daytime calls. We attend on average 90 to 100 calls per year, covering the full range of emergencies such as fires, car accidents, hazardous substances spills, flooding, tornadoes and medical assistance. We also support local charity events, and take part in UFBA competitions (competing in and hosting events) and the Sky Tower Challenge. Our members play an active role in the local West Coast Provincial Fire Brigade's Association. We also run a camp ground at the Hokitika Wild Foods Festival.
We have two fire trucks : Hokitika 711 (our pumping appliance) and Hokitika 717 (our rescue appliance).
The fire station can be found at 200 Stafford Street, Hokitika. It was built in 2003 and is the first station to be located outside of Hokitika's CBD. Part of the reason for this was that the Hokitika VFB and its auxilliary brigade at Kaniere amalgamated at this time and the Stafford St location was closer for those members living at Kaniere.