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.
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.
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.
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
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.
UFBA Regulation 4.9.2 allows for relatives to wear, on the right side only, on ANZAC and similar days of remembrance, the service medals of deceased military personnel. This applies only to service medals and decorations mounted on a medal bar (full-size or miniature) and not neck ba
The UFBA has received many calls and emails from members expressing their concerns towards the Health Order applicable to firefighters, the Ministry of Health (MOH) restrictions on Fire and Emergency’s use of MOH issued RAT Kits, and Fire and Emergency’s recognition of privately