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End of year newsletter

End of year message and UFBA's top 10 achievements in 2020

The Independent Review includes recommendations around reviewing Fire and Emergency’s Standards of Conduct policy, and Managing Alleged Misconduct pr


You can find a link to the latest Annual Report and Financial Statements 2019-20 - sent to all member brigades in October 2020 -

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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:

UFBA Benevolent Fund AGM 2020

Managed by dedicated volunteers for all members


Updates on FRFANZ /UFBA Service Honours alignment

For rural brigades moving from FRFANZ to UFBA awards you can find further information below and

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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.

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The UFBA is committed to supporting all brigade members with access to support for mental wellbeing. There are a number of ways to access support and all are free to brigade members. At the moment you may need support with:

On 17 July 2020 Fire and Emergency NZ issued an instruction to operational personnel regarding traffic management at incidents.

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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.

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We're pleased to offer members a better online experience as we now have an updated and refreshed website.


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.


Latest update (November 2020):

Megan Rodden - currently providing Service honours support - will be overseeing the ongoing roll out and development of the Pathways project on a part-time basis.