UFBA is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lattimore in a fixed term role as a Regional Advocate based in Auckland.
We’re celebrating a refreshed ‘Accord’ bringing together the United Fire Brigades’ Association, the NZ Firefighters Welfare Society and the NZ Firefighters Credit Union.
Following the announcement of the appointment of Independent Appointed Director Jacqueline Apiata-Coyne, the UFBA Board is pleased to advise that Hon. Peter Dunne has also joined the Board in an ex officio role.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jacqui Apiata-Coyne to the Board of the United Fire Brigades' Association.
The Independent Review includes recommendations around reviewing Fire and Emergency’s Standards of Conduct policy, and Managing Alleged Misconduct procedure/processes. They want to ensure their policies and procedures are fit for purpose and reflective
Fire and Emergency have two national contracts for anonymous self-referral counselling services currently in place and due to expire on 30th June, 2021. As part of Fire and Emergency’s standard procurement process, they will return to market (via a gov
A membership rep is needed to join Fire and Emergency’s Equipment and Logistics working group. This group will address a range of matters, including but not limited to, current tender exercises.
Fire and Emergency NZ have formally acknowledged that there was no excuse for the total absence of volunteer, rural and UFBA representation in Te Hiku region’s Project LIFT.
The UFBA is pleased to see the Court of Appeal’s determination to uphold Fire and Emergency’s process on appointments for leadership positions across New Zealand.
UFBA has formally approached Fire and Emergency NZ region management to explain why Project LIFT, a project set up in the Greater Auckland (to Waitematā) Te Hiku region to review opportunities for improvement in large, complex and/or long-duration incid
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In light of the government’s announcement over the weekend that Auckland is now at Level 3 and the rest of the country at Level 2, we are forced to make some changes to our services:
The UFBA Board has provided the following statement to RNZ regarding interviews broadcast on 9 February 2021 that discussed the UFBA. The Board would like to correct a number of facts as follows:
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December 2020 saw Fire and Emergency reach out for feedback on their plans for their Behaviour and Conduct Office and we encouraged members to provide input; we were pleased to see the engagement of many members with this proposal via the Consider This
United Fire Brigades’ Association (UFBA) Independent Appointed Director Brenda Pilott has retired from her position on the UFBA Board.
The Government is currently developing plans for the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations as part of its $37 million vaccine strategy (you can read more about this here).
Revisit the top 10 achievements of 2020 as featured in our January 2021 newsletter.
See here https://mailchi.mp/ufba/dec2020
We have compiled a report of feedback from the recent head torches issue posed with the Membership Advisory Panel (MAP). In mid-July, Takaka Volunteer Fire Brigade approached the UFBA to seek the MAP's agreement to consult with UFBA members on:
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There was a tremendous response to our call for a group of interested members to put forward a submission on behalf of the membership to Fire and Emergency’s Aerial Appliance Strategy.
Following the introduction of the new Constitution passed by members, the UFBA is putting into place a new modernised policy around the role of the Technical Panel and Challenges Committee.
There are vacancies for member representatives on two Fire and Emergency working groups as Glenn Williams, Immediate Past President, CFO Te Puke Fire Brigade has recently resigned.
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