In support of the Canterbury relief efforts, the United Fire Brigades’ Association (UFBA) Board has opted to cancel the National Waterway Challenge, which was scheduled to be held in Carterton this weekend.
President of the UFBA, CFO Ian Lindsay says he regrets the cancellation of the 2011 National Waterway Challenge, but circumstances arising from the National State of Emergency generated in Christchurch left little alternative.
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Chris Price, UFBA Vice President and Ashburton Station Officer, comments on the recent Canterbury Flour Mill Fire on nzherald.co.nz.
Where do the extra dollars come from for brigades’ “nice-to-have” items or to help pay for social events like Gold Stars and Honours Nights?
With the first two regional waterways down, it’s safe to say the competition in both the two-person and four-person categories is tight. Go to http://www.ufba.org.nz/events/reviews_results_list to view results of the Region 1 and Region 2 UFBA Waterway Challenges that were held in January.
The New Zealand Fire Service has released a paper detailing the proposal for a revised regional model. UFBA brigades and other UFBA member organisations and/or any person otherwise associated with the UFBA are invited to submit comment to this Office no later than 7 February 2011 in order for the UFBA to lodge a submission with NZFS if appropriate.
The UFBA Fireshop is closed from 4.30pm on Wednesday, 19 January until 9am Wednesday 26 January due to Wellington Anniversary weekend (Monday 24 January) and a stocktake. Orders can be placed by fax and email but will not be actioned until Wednesday 26 January.
There have been several changes to UFBA personnel and, for the first time elections have been governed under the new UFBA Constitution, Rules, and Regulations.
This year's NZFS Forum included the latest on the Volunteer Sustainability Survey, a recap on the Christchurch Earthquake response by Paul McGill, and a presentation on the organisation's financial status.