The United Fire Brigades’ Association of NZ (UFBA) is calling for New Zealand’s ACC legislation to be amended so the country’s 12,000 volunteer firefighters are covered for occupational illness and diseases they incur as part of their duties.
Recognising the generous commitment that our members make to communities every day and the current cost-of-living crisis, the UFBA and McFall Fuel Limited have established a partnership to benefit UFBA members.
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”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.