Our unit was rocked with the passing of Senior Station Officer Wayne Bedford on the 19th January
Wayne had served for over 45 years in the fire service both in the paid and volunteer world, with being a member of our brigade for just over 10 years and within that time he has contributed with his leadership, knowledge and mentoring of our...
After a well-deserved break over the silly season our brigade is back into weekly drills, hitting the ground running with our busy training schedule. With making the most of the good weather we have been getting out and about on training nights with our crews - check out the gallery for various pictures
In the early afternoon HWOSU were paged to assist Trentham 487 with a domestic house flooding
4926 responded and assisted the house owner with cleaning up by using our aquavacs
Saturday 27 October saw the Unit hold an Honours function, allowing for the presentation of several Honours to members, including:
New Zealand Fire Brigades Long Service & Good Conduct Award (14yrs)
SFF Alex Roberts
SFF Mark Foster
United Fire Brigades Association Service Honours
SFF Chris Donachie (5 Year Medal)
Several other members were presented with service bars to attach to either their 5...
Our unit had a busy day assisting our other operational support units in the Wellington region
1st up - We were paged to a 3rd alarm house fire in the hills of Crofton Downs,
4928 responded and our members assisted with traffic control and scene safety with the early peak hour work and school run traffic.
Later in the evening our...
Mid morning our unit was paged to a 3 car MVA on Remutaka Hill
4928 responded and assisted with traffic control in conjunction with the NZ Police and Fulton Hogan while the occupants were extracted from the vehicles
Early in the afternoon our unit was paged to a 2nd Alarm house fire in the suburb of NaeNae
4928 responded and our members were tasked with traffic and crowd control, and thankfully all house occupants were accounted for.
Members of HWOSU gathered last night for the 63rd AGM for our unit.
Congratulations to the following people on receiving unit trophies:
Most drills attended for the year – Alex Robers / Bruce Key
Most fire calls attended for the year - Chris Donachie
Fire Fighter of the year – Terina Adams
Goof up Flushy award - Rebecca Brierton (always pay...
Every year the Upper Hutt Women’s Centre hold a Spring Fair where sell holder come from far to see their products.
On this day every year our unit assists with traffic control, helping stall holders get in and out safely at the start and the end of the day.
A good day was had by all, funds were...
In peak hour traffic our unit were paged to assist with an MVA on Remutaka Hill.
Our members were tasked with assisting with traffic control, whilst fire crews set to work freeing the people trapped in the car.
Kaitlin and Channa both attended a 2-day Operational Support training course in Rotorua at the National Training Centre where you are put through your paces with all sorts of exercises and events to test your knowledge both in theory and practical.
After a very busy and tiring weekend they both passed with flying colours - Congratulations!
Barely a week has gone by since the Macaulay Metals call last Thursday, and Seaview has again played host to a major blaze.
This time it was the Chair Solutions building on Hutt Park Road, and the fire was quickly escalated through multiple alarm levels, with a 5th alarm ultimately transmitted.
Our peers from Wainuiomata were part of the initial...
This morning saw members respond to a large blaze at a metal recyclers in the Lower Hutt suburb of Seaview.
Massive clouds of toxic smoke were billowing across Seaview and Point Howard as a result of a fire in a scrap metal pile, featuring old refrigerators. 1 person was transported to hospital with smoke inhalation.
Stuff has a detailed report including...
In the early hours HWOSU were turned out to a 2nd alarm house fire in Taita.
The house was well involved with crews assisting from all over the Hutt Valley.
Our members assisted with traffic and crowd control and canteen supplies.
In the horrible winter weather HWOSU were paged to power lines down across the road and one house.
We were tasked with road closure, lighting and scene safety so that the Power Authority would work on getting the lines back up onto the power pole
Rebecca attended a 2-day Operational Support training course in Rotorua at the National Training Centre where you are put through your paces with all sorts of exercises and events to test your knowledge both in theory and practical.
After a very busy and tiring weekend Rebecca passed with flying colours - Congratulations!
Later in the chilly evening HWOSU were paged to a 2nd alarm house fire in Kelson. The garage suffered alot of damage but was brought under control quickly by fast working firefighting crews who managed to save the house
Our unit was tasked with assisting the Command unit with communications with fire safety and crowd control
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On Saturday 16th June some our female members attended an Area 15 WFENZ get together meeting held at Greytown station in the Wairarapa. These are held within each area throughout the country for women to offer support, promote and facilitate the participation and success of women in Fire and Emergency roles within New Zealand.
It was a very successful day connecting...
On a very wet and windy evening HWOSU were paged to an incident where a car had crashed into a power pole causing over 500 homes to lose power for most of the night
Our members were tasked with road closure, traffic and crowd control
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After many years of planning, discussing and delays, we're very excited at the prospect of a new fire station!
Remutaka Fire Station (taking on board the spelling change for Rimutaka that was announced last year) is being built on Park St, just down the road from our current station. Yesterday, members of our Unit were amongst those who witnessed...
Huge congratulations go to two of our unit members who have been gazetted for their Long Service and Good Conduct Service medals.
Well done Senior Firefighter Alex Roberts and Qualified Fire Fighter Mark Foster.
The New Zealand Fire Brigades’ Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is a meritorious and long-service award for operational uniformed members of recognised fire services...
On a lovely evening unit members travelled into Wellington city to visit our peers Wellington Operational Support unit.
This is a fantastic meet and greet for newer members of each unit and to have the chance to go through each appliance to see what sort of equipment is stowed.
We wish to thank our peers in Wellington for such...
On Tuesday 5th December, some of our crew took both of our appliances over the hill to visit Martinborough Fire station in the Wairarapa so they could see what gear we carry and how we maybe able to assist them at their calls in the future but upon arrival they were busy at a big scrub fire so our unit...
HWOSU had a very busy weekend - with 2 fire calls and assisting at the Upper Hutt Santa Parade
Saturday 2nd December - Scrub fire in Upper Hutt, members were tasked with road closure and crowd control
Sunday 3rd December - as members were prepping our vehicles to head to the Santa Parade we were called to a 2nd alarm house...
On a beautiful Sunday our unit members attended the White Ribbon Appeal day along side Rimutaka and Trentham crews, assisting wiht promoting fire safety with using the inflatable education house, fire blocks and the importance of smoke alarms.
Even though we are not front line fire fighters it is important that we are up skilled regulary with how to sink a standpipe, roll out and roll up hoses efficitently and safely so hen we are tasked for these jobs on the fire ground we are ready to assist.
Our newest members of our unit were put through their...
Early on Sunday morning HWOSU were turned out to a 2nd alarm house fire in Upper Hutt
Our crew were tasked with road closure, crowd control, canteen and general duties
In the afternoon HWOSU were dispatched to a domestic flooding call where our crew set to work with aquavacs and helped to clear up the scene
In the small hours of Saturday HWOSU were turned out to a 2nd alarm house fire in Lower Hutt - the 2 storey house was well involved.
Our members were tasked with lighting and canteen duties
Andrzej attended a 2-day Operational Support training course in Rotorua at the National Training Centre where you are put through your paces with all sorts of exercises and events to test your knowledge both in theory and practical.
After a very busy and tiring weekend Andrzej passed with flying colours - Congratulations!
Members of HWOSU gathered last night for the 62nd AGM for our unit - and the 1st AGM under Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
As well as going through the adgenda we also voted in 2 recruits as full members as they have completed their compulsory elements - congratulations to Michaela Jull and Rebecca Brieton and welcome aboard!
In the early afternoon HWOSU were dispatched to an MVA on Rimutaka hill where we assisted with traffic control and scene protection in conjunction with the Police.
In the early evening HWOSU were dispatched to a "persons reported" 2nd alarm house fire in Stokes Valley
We assisted with crowd and traffic control to protect the scene
Thankfully everyone got out of the house safely
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