While the government has not said first and co-responders must be vaccinated, we acknowledge the view of some members, that this may happen. The UFBA assures members that if this occurs, we are here to support you.
Listen to this morning’s interview with Kate Hawkesby and UFBA CEO Bill Butzbach discussing the UFBA Campaign to see ACC legislation amended to include cover for volunteer firefighters injured or falling ill as a result of their FENZ duties.
“The United Fire Brigades Association (UFBA) has been a formidable force advocating for better equity between paid and volunteer firefighters for many years now,” says Bill Butzbach, Chief Executive Officer.
For many people in fire brigades around the country, involvement in Fire and Emergency involves not only community but family connections – whether it’s parent and ‘child’, siblings or extended whānau.
A new employee-led initiative aims to increase the visibility, inclusion and participation of people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics in Fire and Emergency.