Laingholm Brigade advises of the passing of ex-firefighter Vern Niko. Vern served in the Laingholm Brigade from September 2006 until April 2013. Owing to Covid restrictions his funeral service has had to be restricted to close family members only.
Te Kei Region Office, Otago District and Dunedin Fire Brigade advise the passing of Barry Gibson, ex Principal Fire Risk Manager, longtime Fire Risk Management Officer and Station Officer from Dunedin Brigade and Te Kei. Barry started his service in 1972 completed over 44 years.
New Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade advises of the passing of ex firefighter Robert Fisher. Robert served with the New Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade from 1982 to 1985 and again from 2001 to 2014.
Kawerau Fire Brigade advises of the passing of ex firefighter Zane Rackham.
Zane served with the Kawerau Fire Brigade from 27 July 1987 to 14 September 2020. A funeral service will be held for Zane at Willetts Funeral Home, Whakatane at 11am on Thursday 11 November.
Hastings Volunteer Fire Brigade advise the passing of former Firefighter Colin Ashton on 17 October 2021.