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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

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

Firefighter
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The UFBA is about affecting positive change in support of its members. 

Law changes for incorporated societies
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The Incorporated Societies Act 2022 came into effect on 6 April 2022 and draft regulations are expected to be published before the end of 2022, these will also be available for public consultation.

NZFBI MoU
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Last July, the UFBA Board refreshed its strategic objectives into four key priority areas. This includes the UFBA driving change in the sector that will benefit our members and their communities.

Firefighter Torch
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Following the announcement in November 2021, where Fire and Emergency New Zealand advised all operational firefighters will be issued with firefighter illumination capability (FIC - torch).

ANZAC Day wearing of medals
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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

Advocacy and Support - family
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Our Advocacy and Support case numbers are at record highs and as we address each individual case, we are also working hard to constructively review the processes with Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Consultation
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Tēnā koutou members

RAT
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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

UFBA Board Director and Patron
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Kia ora members

Thank you all for your patience while we worked through this process and to the candidates who continued their exemplary leadership during this time.

FF Combat 2022
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What you've all been waiting for...

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Kia ora

Well, that’s a wrap!

Caps female
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The last day for processing fire shop orders is Tuesday 21st December 2021.

Orders placed after this date will be dispatched when the office reopens on the 10th January 2022.

Volunteers
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🎉 Happy International Volunteer Day to all the amazing volunteers out there!

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We would like to thank you the members for your patience while we explore our options to address the AGM business matters, such as the Board nominations, in the best way that enables members to have their say.

Venue Change
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Venue change for 2022 North Island Firefighter Combat Challenge

The Events Team and Challenge Panel are so excited and hard at work organising the 2022 Challenge season!

APES Games 2022
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Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Australasian Police and  Emergency Services (AP&ES) Games have been postponed from March 2022 until March 2023.

ACC legislation starting to change
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It’s a good start! The requirement to prove that a disease or infection is not work related will soon be back on ACC.

143rd AGM & Conference 2021 important update
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Tēnā koutou katoa

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The UFBA has made inquiries with FENZ about the possibility of recognising the 20th anniversary of the United Nations International year of the volunteer, perhaps by issuing another medal.

Peter Dunne
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The United Fire Brigades’ Association of NZ (UFBA) are delighted to announce that Hon.

IAIN MCGREGOR/STUFF
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The United Fire Brigades’ Association is in touch with local leaders across the Canterbury region to offer our support as the storm continues to ravage the region.  Click here to view NIWA’s

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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.

Update

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.

Newsletter

To read a copy of the March 2021 enewsletter click here: