It is with sadness that the Counties Manukau Fire Area advise of the passing of ex-Chief Fire Officer and current Operational Support member Ronald (Ron) Leonard of the Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Ron’s dedication and commitment to the New Zealand Fire Service, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and his community of Waiheke Island culminated with 49 years of service and he will be greatly missed.

Ron’s funeral service will be held at St Peter’s Catholic Parish, 189-191 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island on Wednesday 14th March at 1330hrs.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand staff are encouraged to wear service uniform (no caps) 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Laurie, family and friends


For further information contact AAM Craig Monrad

Craig Monrad
Assistant Area Commander

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