UFBA News

Gold Star Celebration for UFBA’s Own

Posted on 15th May 2011

Kim Stewart, CFO of Akaroa Volunteer Fire Brigade, is due to receive his Gold Star this month.

UFBA Across Changes at New Brighton

Posted on 15th May 2011

UFBA is one of the parties to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) now in place following an urgent need to temporarily locate a Christchurch appliance at New Brighton Fire Station, effectively creating a composite brigade for the time being. Other signatories are the New Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade, NZPFU and New Zealand Fire Service, Christchurch Area.

Training Update

Posted on 15th May 2011

QFF Judith Stanley, the UFBA delegate on the Training Standards Committee, reports on what’s happening with the qualifications framework and how the UFBA is involved. She’s also heading up a new UFBA initiative to develop training posters for brigades on various aspects of firefighting.

Volunteers Wanted for Australasian and World RCRs

Posted on 7th April 2011

Helpers with a variety of skills are needed to help make this event a success - from car prep to forklift operation.

NZFS Clarifies Media Reports RE Impacts of the Costs of Canterbury Earthquakes on Fire Service

Posted on 7th April 2011

Mike Hall, Chief Executive/National Commander, has released a statement clarifying recent media reports regarding the impact of the cost of the Canterbury earthquakes on the Fire Service.

Post ‘Quake Restoration: Transalpine Region

Posted on 4th April 2011

The UFBA will be represented on the committee assisting with the restoration of all aspects within the Transalpine Fire Region, but particularly the consequences suffered in metropolitan Christchurch, following the February 22nd earthquake.

Volunteer Awareness Week Just Around the Corner

Posted on 2nd April 2011

Volunteer Awareness Week is taking place from 19 to 25 June and, given that it is nationally promoted through Volunteering New Zealand, it is a great opportunity for brigades to raise awareness within their communities to bolster recruitment, fundraising initiatives, and brigade morale.

Post Quake: Rurals Help City Cousins

Post Quake: Rurals Help City Cousins

Posted on 2nd April 2011

Far from the focus of well-publicised search and rescue operations in Christchurch’s CBD, out in suburbia fire crews were busily providing another essential post-quake service — restoring water supplies to the people.

Australasian and World RCRs Relocated from Christchurch to Wellington

Posted on 2nd April 2011

The Australasian and World Road Rescue Challenges - originally scheduled to take place in Christchurch - will now be hosted in Wellington from 14 to 17 July 2011.

Billy T and Me Tour Presents Fundraising Opportunity for Volunteer Fire Brigades

Posted on 2nd April 2011

Billy T & me, an audio/visual stage show featuring Peter Rowley, is now touring New Zealand. It is a celebration of Peter’s association, writing and performing with the great Billy T James where they created the iconic comedy, which is now regarded as “kiwiana” at its best!

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