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.
The New Zealand Fire Brigades' Institute is running a series of field days in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch where you can see behind the scenes at the Fire Communications Centres. See the flyer below for more information
We’re celebrating a refreshed ‘Accord’ bringing together the United Fire Brigades’ Association, the NZ Firefighters Welfare Society and the NZ Firefighters Credit Union. The Accord formally acknowledges the mutual goals and opportunities shared by all three.
Following the announcement of the appointment of Independent Appointed Director Jacqueline Apiata-Coyne, the UFBA Board is pleased to advise that Hon. Peter Dunne has also joined the Board in an ex officio role.
Fire and Emergency have two national contracts for anonymous self-referral counselling services currently in place and due to expire on 30th June, 2021. As part of Fire and Emergency’s standard procurement process, they will return to market (via a government s
UFBA has formally approached Fire and Emergency NZ region management to explain why Project LIFT, a project set up in the Greater Auckland (to Waitematā) Te Hiku region to review opportunities for improvement in large, complex and/or long