Local Advisory Committee representatives

Current status - Presentations given by member representatives

Update March 2021 - Support for the work of Local Advisory Committees

To support the work of the seven newly established Local Advisory Committees (LAC), members have attended their meetings to talk about the Association and its work.  At the request of the Marlborough LAC, we found two additional volunteers to talk in more detail about the role of local volunteers.

Ryan Grenfell is DCFO at Havelock VFB and was recommended for this role by Nigel Jackson the local Provincial Branch President. Steve Banks, Controller at Rarangi VFB was recommended by Chris Hayles, Principal Rural Fire Officer, Marlborough Kaikoura Rural Fire District.

Ryan and Steve are experienced volunteers and have a good sense of the needs of other volunteers and their local communities. I am sure this knowledge will be of value to the LAC as they celebrate the work of local brigades and work to address some of the issues they face.

Update November 2020 - Local Advisory Committees (LAC) presentations given

Purpose: Six representative advised LACs on the important role of the UFBA.

Update: Representatives gave an introduction on the UFBA, the role we play in the sector and the value of volunteers. They outlined key issues for the sector and the UFBA's vision.

The presentations given were:

3 Nov 2020

Tairāwhiti - SSO Karl Scragg, Manutuke VFB

Gisborne Fire Station

5 Nov 20

Chatham Islands - no rep available

Wellington Fire Station

11 Nov 2020

Otago - DCFO Bobby Lamont, Queenstown VFB

Wanaka region location

17 Nov 2020

Hawkes Bay - Kim Hall, Taradale VFB

Bayview Fire Station

18 Nov 2020

Marlborough - Dave MacFarlane (ex-CFO Renwick VFB)

Blenheim Fire Station

24 Nov 2020

West Coast - SFF Jason Prendergast, Greymouth VFB

Greymouth Fire Station

26 Nov 2020

Northland - Kevin Ihaka, UFBA Board

Whangarei Fire Station