Fire and Emergency had a strong presence at the United Fire Brigades Association’s (UFBA) 140th Conference, held with the Forest and Rural Fire Association of New Zealand (FRFANZ), from 16 to 18 November in Wellington.

Around 500 delegates connected with representatives from 13 different business areas across our highly visual exhibition stand over the three days, and outside the venue at two new trucks.

In the main theatre, our Chair Paul Swain joined the Minister for Volunteering and Community Hon. Peeni Henare, and FRFANZ Chair Kevin Ihaka, to open the conference on Friday 16 November.

On Saturday 17 November, an interactive presentation by 11 Fire and Emergency leaders updated delegates on a range of hot topics. This was followed by a 60 minute facilitated question-and-answer session with our Strategic Leadership Team.

View the content shared with delegates

Fire and Emergency stand

Read the summary of Representation at the Fire and Emergency stand.

Chair's opening address

Watch the video of the Opening address by our Chair, Paul Swain(external link).

Fire and Emergency presentations

Read the slides and watch the presentation of each of the Fire and Emergency presenters.

Presenter(s) Presentation title Watch the video View the slides
Rhys Jones Shaping our future Video(external link) Slides
Bella Sutherland Shaping our future - Levy Video(external link) Slides
Paul McGill, Rachael Thorp, Michelle Ward Shaping our future - Uniform Video(external link) Slides
Rachael Thorp, Mike Moran Keeping us safe, well and prepared - Fleet Video(external link) Slides
Rob Saunders Keeping us safe, well and prepared – Risk Reduction Video(external link)
Murray Mitchell Networked and Connected – Information & Communication Technology Video(external link)
Carl Mills Making Volunteering Easier – Volunteer investment Video(external link)
Brighid Jamieson, Rochelle Martin Making Volunteering Easier Video(external link)

Questions and answers

Read the Questions and answers for Fire and Emergency leaders, which delegates asked before, during and after our conference question-and-answer session.

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