The UFBA would like to sincerely thank all fire brigade members for their service and commitment to our fire and emergency services, your community and country.
We keep records for all individuals belonging to every member brigade - over 10,000 people - and award service honours based on these records as follows:
- 3 Year Certificate
- 5 Year Medal
- 7, 9, +2 years up to 23 Years, Silver Bar
- 25 Year Gold Star
- 27, 29, +2 years up to 49 Years, Gold Bar
- 40 Year Certificate
- 50 Year Medal
- 52, 54, +2 years, Gold Bar
Applying for Service Honours
There is a Service Honours application process, so remind your CFO or Secretary to download and submit the relevant form below to our Service Honours Administrator at least three months prior to the presentation date.
When Statutory Declarations are required
In some circumstances, an applicant and others in support of the applicant may be required to complete Statutory Declarations regarding service details.
Download these Statutory Declaration forms here or see below:
Service Honours Statutory Declaration: Applicant (PDF, 83KB)
Nominations are welcome for the rare UFBA Valour medal. The medal is probably one of the rarest medals of its kind in the world having only been presented four times since its inception in 1880. The first to J. Robb of Dunedin in 1882, then to T. Thompson of Wanganui in 1891, A.Ashworth of Alexandra in 1908 and S.Shadbolt of Christchurch in 2014. See more about these awards here
Applicants must be from a member brigade who exhibits 'exceptional personal courage saving or attempting to save human life, and may have placed his or her own life in danger at any fire, emergency or other fire brigade operation'. Download and submit the relevant form below.
Proposed 9ct Gold Star - Have your say!
The UFBA is currently consulting with members on a proposed 9ct gold-plated version of the 25 Year Gold Star. Further information and a link to have your say can be found here.
The cost of the proposed 9ct Gold Star would be $325 inc GST (at the 50% subsidised price).
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