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APES
Update

The Australasian Police & Emergency Services (APES) Games are just over three months away!

Peter Dunne
Update

Can our loyal volunteer firefighters count on us?

Published by New Zealand Herald, 5:00AM, 24 November 2022

3 year certificate
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When ordering service honours, Brigades can now choose the 3-year certificate in the current size (B4) or A4.

ICPA Project Update
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Incident Capability and Payments Alignment (ICPA) Project update

Thank you to the 2300+ volunteers who responded to the recent ICPA project survey on future-state models for how

FENZ
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Last but not least, we have the UFBA Conference recordings for all of Fire and Emergency’s presentations – FENZ Chair Rebecca Keoghan in the opening address, CE Kerry Gregory's interview, ELT Panel “Connection with FENZ Leaders” and the three FENZ presentations “Connection with FENZ”

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UFBA Conference keynote speaker recording for Russell Jackson’s presentation “Connect, plan and be the change agent” is now available on our website for you to view and share with your brigade.

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The UFBA Conference keynote speaker recordings for Shelly Davies’ “Connection through clear communication” and Dr Tom Mulholland’s “Connecting with yourself and the communities you serve” presentations are now available on our website for you to view and share with your brigade!

Working safely in water
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The Membership Advisory Panel (MAP) is seeking expressions of interest from members to represent UFBA on the Fire and Emergency Working Safely in and around Water Reference Group.

PSN
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The Membership Advisory Panel (MAP) is seeking expressions of interest from members to represent UFBA on the Fire and Emergency Public Safety Network Working Group.

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UFBA Conference keynote speaker recordings for Scion “Connection with science and technology” and NIWA “Connection through Climate Change” are now available on our website for you to view and share with your brigade.

Melissa Clark-Reynolds
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We're pleased to advise the UFBA Conference keynote speaker recording for Melissa Clark-Reynolds' presentation “Connection through inspiring leadership” is now available on our website for you to view and share the learnings with your brigade.

Click the link below:

Keynote speaker Lance Burdett presenting at UFBA Conference/Hui
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We are please to announce our keynote speaker, Lance Burdett's presentation - Connecting in a meaningful way in high-stress situations, is now available on our website.

Click the below link to view:

Wildfire
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Last Monday, UFBA representatives participated in the Fire and Emergency workshop for the Incident Capability and Payments Alignment project.

Update

Yesterday, UFBA CE and Board Chair met with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Jan Tinetti to discuss several matters of importance, including the way in which ACC needs to provide better support for our members, the firefighters.

Prof Stds
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We are pleased to announce that the UFBA Professional Standards policies have been approved by the Board and endorsed by the Membership Advisory Panel following consultation with the membership and incorporating the feedback.

Turnout procedures
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We have been approached by a number of volunteer brigades seeking further clarity on turnout procedures and their obligations during industrial action by FENZ frontline employees.

Information for UFBA members following NZPFU Industrial Action notice
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Kia ora members


You may be aware of the further industrial action notice issued yesterday (4 August) by the NZPFU, advising that their members will stop work for one hour between 11am and 12pm on Friday 19th and 26th August.

Women's Firefighter Development
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The UFBA is seeking a representative to join the Fire and Emergency Women Firefighters’ Development Research Project Reference Group

Levin VFB
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The volunteer firefighters of Levin and Horowhenua brigades do an incredible job serving and protecting their communities.

Taitamariki
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We’re pleased to be launching our pilot Taitamariki Programme for 9-16-year-olds in August. This pilot has been delayed previously due to restrictions, which now gives us an exciting opportunity to reach out to more brigades who might be interested.

AS support
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Since its inception, the UFBA A&S service has supported FENZ personnel in more than 365 cases, ranging from simple advice through to complex cases.

AGM
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A strong key message came out of the meeting that UFBA CEO Bill Butzbach and Advocacy Advisor Megan Devine attended at the Hawkes Bay Fire Brigades Sub Association 62nd Annual Conference on 2 July at the Norsewood Fire Station.

flame
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On behalf of members, UFBA’s Peter Dunne and Bill Butzbach have been successful in getting FENZ to make progress on resolving how volunteer payments for long-duration firefighting in the natural environment, and legacy payments to former voluntary rural fire forces are to be m

COVID
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BREAKING NEWS - Health Order to be removed for firefighters

Yesterday, the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order (No 5) 2022 was published.

Blur vehicles
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85% of the New Zealand’s frontline firefighters are volunteers who can be found in every NZ Community, whether remote, rural, provincial or metropolitan.  At the heart of volunteerism, is a person who willingly gives of their time to serve and protect their community.

Peter Dunne
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DUNNE SPEAKS

While much of the focus this week has understandably been on our forthcoming inaugural Matariki Day, it is also National Volunteer Week.

National Volunteer Week
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Happy National Volunteer Week 😁

Here is a message of appreciation to all volunteer firefighters from your UFBA Board Chair

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The UFBA values and respects all our members. This includes paid firefighters and their right to act on matters of employment. 

The UFBA has purposefully adopted a neutral stance on current NZPFU industrial matters.

UFBA President’s Diary
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Kia ora fellow members

Welcome to my President’s diary, as there are lots of exciting updates coming and plenty to share with you, I will be posting more regular entries for the remainder of my term.

Prof Stds
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Thank you to members who participated in the consultation process to review the proposed UFBA Professional standards.