In case you missed One News at Six on Friday Night, 15 July, follow this link to watch the clip on the World and Australasian Road Rescue Challenges - covered by Daniel Faitaua.
The Challenges will be streamed live through this website so you can support your favorite rescue crew from anywhere in the world. Streaming will begin first thing on Friday morning, 15 July (New Zealand time) and continue on until Sunday afternoon, 17 July. The links will be available on this page once they are live.
We've dropped, crushed, and rolled over 100 cars to prepare them to be used in next weekend's World and Australasian Road Rescue Challenges, but we still need more! If you are in the Wellington / Upper Hutt region, and have a car you can donate, get in touch with us ASAP!
From Saturday to Monday, 140 cars including 60 late models donated by Holden, will be dropped from three stories, rolled, and crushed – all so that 24 international rescue crews can hone their vehicle extrication skills during the World and Australasian Road Rescue Challenges being held in Upper Hutt from 14 to 17 July.
The UFBA has been overwhelmed by the number of people who have put their hands up to help out at the coming events, and has now reached its quota for volunteers.
The UFBA would like to draw members' attention to a proposed change to the Association’s regulations, following up on a remit regarding Service Awards.
Dear Owen Kinsella,
I see you are looking over what the Fire Service did after the earthquake.
Forget the detail for a minute. Look at the big picture. My personal opinion is that in Canterbury we witnessed, at long last, the birth of one, nationwide, single fire service. Strange, really, when you often hear from old-timers skiting about how they shaped various versions of New Zealand fire services since the 1950s and more recently after the Commission came in, mid-1970s.
The NZ Police Association is heading up a T-shirt fundraiser to help Christchurch police and firefighters who have been affected by the earthquake. More than $15,000 has been raised to date, and all proceeds are split between the police welfare fund and the UFBA Benevolent Fund firefighters earthquake appeal.
Forty-seven competitors took to the racetrack in Ruapuna on Saturday, 28 May to test their driving skills and compete for the title of top driver of 2011. Thanks to the New Zealand Fire Service and brigades around the Canterbury region, drivers got behind the wheel of some of the newest appliance models out.
You don't have to be an RCR competitor to take advantage of the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of vehicle extrication. Read more to find out about the topics for the Learning Symposium - to be held in conjunction with the World and Australasian Road Rescue Challenges from 14 to 17 July. Further information on the date, time, and programme will be posted to the event page when it is available.