We are currently recruiting for additional members!!
Our unit is a specialised unit supporting firefighters and helping in a time of need.
Members need to be a resident in the Hutt Valley area. You would be expected to be available to respond to a pager between the hours of 6pm and 6am weekdays, plus all weekend.
You will be trained in emergency response, including advance 1st Aid, emergency lighting, traffic control, scene protection, crowd control and much more!
HWOSU meet for training and administration every Wednesday night. Our headquarters are at Remutaka Fire Station in Upper Hutt, although we also regularly make use of training facilities at other stations.
It should be noted that a restricted Class 1 Drivers License is a minimum prerequisite, and HWOSU prefers applicants to be at least 18 years of age. You should also have your own vehicle.
If you’re looking to become part of an awesome team of volunteers, learn new skills and help your local community please go to our contact us page
Probationary member for a period of 3 to 6 months. They will be issued with Uniform and Equipment to allow them to respond to working jobs, where they will report to, and work under the supervision of, the senior member present. The unit will attempt to ensure that the probationary member is exposed to as many facets of our operation as possible.
A new recruit will initially be briefed on how the unit operates with respect to protocols, turnouts and other basic matters. They will then join-in with our ongoing training regime, with appropriate guidance during the initial stages. HWOSU Members are trained with a focus on their Operational Areas, with as much on-the-job exposure as possible. This is an ongoing process, even our existing members are required to continually maintain operational competence through our training programme, as well as responding to callouts.
Attaining Full Membership
After the 3 to 6 month period, and that the candidates skills are up to standard, they will be subjected to a vote for full membership.
Each of our members shares a commitment to our community and for the role which we fullfill within the Fire Service. Being a member of Operational Support provides a unique way for us to give something back, and we're proud of what we can do!