Northland Firefighter Combat Challenge

If you’re keen to have a warm up run before heading off to the North Islands, or are just interested in having a go to see what its all about, head up to Paihia on Saturday 15 June 2019 for a fun day of friendly competition.

BA will be donned but not started to allow Op Support and Rural firefighters to have a go.

Don’t delay, there are limited spaces so secure your spot by registering today!

Auckland Provincial Fire Brigades Association Conference 2019

Kia ora koutou

Registrations are open for the APFBA Conference 2019!

Please click here to register your attendance.

Auckland Provincial Fire Brigades Association (APFBA) is proudly supported by Fire and Emergency NZ and the United Fire Brigade Association.

Our members are from all walks of life, Volunteers, Career Staff and Rural. Auckland Provincial membership brigades extend up to the Cape Reinga as far down as Turangi.

If your brigade would like to become a member of the APFBA please send the following details:

Contact Ph:
Brigade Name:

to [email protected] and one of our Executives will contact you regarding your application.

If you have any questions regarding the 2019 conference please contact our Executive Officer, Milan Lukic at [email protected]

Nga Mihi

APFBA Executive Team

Proudly Supported by UFBA, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and our Local Communities

FENZ National Operations Team Need Your Assistance

FENZ National Operations Team are currently reviewing the Firefighting Operations Guides and have asked the UFBA to review the following chapters:

F5-02 GD FFO Emergency vehicle access
F5-06 GD FFO Automatic Sprinkler Systems
F5-07 GD FFO Stairways in buildings
F5-08 GD FFO Lifts
F5-10 GD FFO Evacuation of high rise buildings
F5-04 GD FFO Fire alarm panels
F5-05 GD FFO Building hydrant systems
F5-09 GD FFO Fire control centres

We ask for your assistance in putting together a team of people to help us with this review.

Individuals need to have some expertise or experience in the technical components of these chapters. For example, the Firefighting Operations in Lifts chapter refers to the New Zealand Building Code.

Please forward names and contact details of interested people to Herena via email: [email protected] no later than Friday 3 August.

Win 1 of 5 x $100 Hampers

Hopefully that got your attention!

Our first newsletter since the 118th APFBA Conference is out, and its hot off the press.

Inside are some updates from the conference and also our vision for the year ahead.

Times are changing and it sure is exciting!

Please share this with your brigade members. Print it off and leave a copy laying around for your member to peruse, and share it to your facebook pages too.

Click here to read the latest update.

Have Your Say Roadshow

With so many changes happening including the formal merger with FRFANZ,  the UFBA are heading to a station near you to get your input. They would love to see as many of their members as possible.

Come along, have a say, They’ll bring the sausage rolls!

All meetings run 7-9pm

Upcoming Dates and Venues

Thursday 21st June, 2018
Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade, 9 Peria Road, Matamata

Friday 22nd June, 2018
Turangi Volunteer Fire Brigade, 16 Ohuanga Road, Turangi

Wednesday 27th June, 2018
Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade, 70 Oxford Street, Richmond

Thursday 28th June, 2018
Renwick Volunteer Fire Brigade, Uxbridge Street, Renwick

Monday 2nd July, 2018
Cheviot Volunteer Fire Brigade, 6 McQueen Road, Cheviot

Tuesday 3rd July, 2018
Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade, 332 Burnett St, Ashburton

Wednesday 11th July, 2018
Hokitika Volunteer Fire Station, 200 Stafford Street, Hokitika

Thursday 12th July, 2018
Darfield Volunteer Fire Station, 29 North Terrace, Darfield


APFBA Annual Conference and Registration

HI All,

Apparently some people are having difficulty opening the link to the Registration form that I sent out earlier. My sincerest apologies for this anomaly and I have attached a Word doc. registration form as an alternative.

Some have tried the original link on home or work computers and have been able to complete the online rego form but if the word doc. is easier please register using that.

With the word doc, you will have to click into “edit” mode, fill in on your computer, save and email back to the addresses below. registration form apfba 2018.doc

Please email to both addresses,

[email protected]


[email protected]

This gives both Warwick and Brian a copy of the registration form as Warwick is in charge of accommodation and Brian is collating the delegates etc.

Please encourage any Fire Force and Rural Brigades in your areas to come along to this years AGM and also bring an observer along from your brigade as it is one way to let more people see what the Association does and may encourage more participation in various areas that may interest them.

The Executive would also like you to look within your brigades and put forward a nomination for the various positions that are available to be filled this year. it is a rewarding experience and the future looks interesting as we take on more in the advocacy and disputes resolution areas as well as helping with the integration of Rural and Urban Brigades.

We would also like you to think about hosting next years APFBA AGM. It is easier when you know whats what and who’s who in your area and by using a motor bay it keeps the costs down for the association.

Look forward to seeing you all in Auckland!


Grahame Howell,



021 253 7227

Annual Meeting of UFBA Board and Provincial Association Executives

Hi Team,

From the Paihia conference the APFBA noted down 17 action points and 12 innovated ideas that were received from the floor.

President Grahame Howell and Senior Vice President Herena Paurini attended the Annual Meeting of UFBA Board and Provincial Association Executives in Wellington on 16th & 17th of July. We had the pleasure of meeting with Bill Butzbach – newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Rick Braddock – Chairman, Glen Williams – Deputy Chairman, Judith Standley – Director, Russell Anderson – Director, Alan Kittely – President, Joe Manihera – Vice President, Hayley Bilton – PA to Bill Butzbach and members of 6 other Provincials.

Confidently we raised 45% of the action points and innovated ideas received from our members, this was due to time restrictions and having consideration for 6 other Provincials who also arrived to engage in the many conversations that took place. Our members can have equal confidence, the UFBA executive team have ask APFBA to continue the conversation with them to discuss the remaining 55% outstanding matters, which we will be doing.

APFBA will put together a power point presentation and discuss with the Presidents of the Northland, Auckland and Goldfields Sub Association to have this delivered at their next AGM.

Oh behalf of the 7 Provincials throughout NZ, Auckland Provincial will be front footing the overall Provincial plan at this years UFBA Conference in Auckland. Our presenters will be President Grahame Howell and Senior Vice President Herena Paurini.

A big thank you to Hayley Bilton for successfully coordinating the mammoth job of getting 7 provincials to the meeting.