Renwick Volunteer Fire Brigade advises of the passing of Ted Swain.
Te Kei Region, Otago District and Dunedin Brigade advise of the passing of ex Senior Station Officer and Simulation Trainer Graeme Munro on Monday 17 January. Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, unfortunately Graeme’s funeral is now going to be private by invitation only.
Ross Volunteer Fire Brigade advises the passing of ex DCFO and Life Honorary Member, Ross Hurley. A service to celebrate Ross’s life will be held at the Ross Community Hall in Ross on Saturday 22 January at 11am.
Patea Volunteer Fire Brigade advises of the passing of ex DCFO and Life Honorary Member Joe (Doc) Bourke on Friday 14 January. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Doc’s life on Tuesday 18 January at the family farm at 4 Putahi Road, RD1, Whenuakura, Patea commencing at 1.
On 18 December 2021, Fire and Emergency was called to a vegetation fire in Waiharara, Northland. Since that afternoon we have been working alongside the Department of Conservation, our forestry partners, NZDF, Ngai Takoto iwi and the Kaimaumau community to contain the fire and prevent any loss of life or damage to property.
2021 was a year of progress for the Behaviour and Conduct Office as it began its transition to a permanent structure and function, with a new team on board.
We regret to advise the death of Kate Saunders on 14 August 2021.
A message from our Chair, Rebecca Keoghan, congratulating our people who have received New Year Honours,
Ōhope Volunteer Fire Brigade advises the passing of Firefighter Julia Florence on the 14th December. Julia joined the Brigade on the 15 July 2020, completed her Volunteer Recruits Course and was a dedicated and competent fire-fighter.
Wellsford Volunteer Fire Brigade advises of the passing of past Chief Fire Officer John Cowpland (Pom).
John joined Wellsford Fire Brigade on 27 January 1980, transferring from Rawene Brigade where he began his service.