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:
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM UFBA BOARD
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).
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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