UFBA News

Order for BA Sets Believed Biggest Ever, Anywhere

Posted on 22nd December 2010

During the Fire Service Forum at the recent UFBA Conference, Paul McGill said he believed the order for the replacement BA sets will be the biggest ever from one manufacturer. It’s huge even by global standards.

Alcohol: Why We Should Worry About It

Posted on 22nd December 2010

Canteens on stations has been a hot topic around the UFBA, and CEO George Verry believes that responsibly and safely managing brigade bars comes down to the leadership of brigade members. So he invited the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) to come along to conference to speak on why responsible drinking is important, and what brigades can do to help change the drinking culture.

Brooklands Knows Leadership

Posted on 22nd December 2010

DCFO Russell Hayes was invited to speak at conference on how Brooklands, one of the worst affected brigades, held it together to do a huge service for their local community after the Canterbury earthquake struck.

Leadership Matters the Message from Key Note Speaker Peter Baines

Posted on 22nd December 2010

“There are two types of leadership: positional leadership and leadership without authority,” said Peter Baines, this year’s conference key-note speaker. “True leaders are identified by their actions and reactions. It’s people who have ability rather than authority who are the leaders in times of crisis.”

December President’s Message

Posted on 22nd December 2010

The first message to members from new President Ian Lindsay.

December Newsletter Out Now

Posted on 16th December 2010

You can now download the December Newsletter in its entirety.

Firefighter Combat Challenge: Grace Under Fire

Posted on 14th November 2010

The following article on the Firefighter Combat Challenge was published in the Wall Street Journal on 19th October and can be accessed through the link below...

HTC Tooling Hits the Road

Posted on 14th November 2010

HTC will be doing a roadshow with the new Lukas battery e-Draulic tools.

NZ Firefighter Welfare Society Brigade Participation Scheme Endorsed by UFBA Board

NZ Firefighter Welfare Society Brigade Participation Scheme Endorsed by UFBA Board

Posted on 14th November 2010

A number of brigades have now taken the opportunity to enroll their entire brigade membership into the NZFF Welfare Society.

UFBA Makes Submission on Qualifications Review

Posted on 14th November 2010

FRSITO, the New Zealand Fire and Rescue Services ITO, is currently undertaking a review of the qualifications framework. Judith Stanley, the UFBA’s representative on the National Training Standards Committee, was commissioned to put together a submission to FRSITO with input from the UFBA’s Training and Resources focus group.

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