Emergency Response Driver training

Current status - representatives appointed

Update 21 December 2020

Phill Mackay, CFO Fairlie Volunteer Fire Brigade, is the membership’s representative on the Emergency Response Driver Programme review. Phill is supported by Dave Christie, SSO Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade and Daniel Boyd, Hawera Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Background 1 December 2020

We need a volunteer who knows about driver training
We need a volunteer membership rep with expertise in driver training. Our rep will need a good understanding and technical ability to make sure that the Emergency Response Driver programme is fit for purpose to suit all types of locations. The Emergency Response Driver programme houses a range of programme streams to suit different capability requirements throughout the country. The programme is being designed for all personnel at Fire and Emergency who drive vehicles in emergency response conditions. Streams have been developed to provide training tailored to brigade needs. The purpose of this programme is to train all personnel driving in these conditions to respond safely and effectively to emergency incidents and to understand all relevant legislation and regulations.

Some of the questions the review group may be asked include:

  • How well does the graduate profile identify the knowledge, skills and attributes that are expected of a graduate from this programme?
  • How well do the learning outcomes identify what the candidate needs to achieve to meet the Graduate Profile?
  • How well does the programme structure enable candidates to complete their learning journey appropriately?
  • How well do the Programme Entry Requirements ensure that candidates will be well prepared and hold appropriate levels of prior learning to successfully engage in the programme?

If you have skills and experience in this area, then send a brief CV to memberservices@ufba.org.nz by Tuesday 1 December.