FENZ Brigade Members
In 2017, UFBA and FRFANZ Associations voted for change – to merge the two organisations. In 2018, we engaged with members from both Associations across NZ and proposed how we may best go about the merger.
2019 saw UFBA members vote to formally adopt a new constitution that would allow FRFANZ member brigades to merge into the UFBA. The processes around the merger will continue throughout 2020.
17 TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS (FRFANZ):
17.2 Member Acceptance of FRFANZ Brigades
The Chief Executive will exercise on the Date of Adoption the power set out in Rule 4.2(c) and deem that FRFANZ members, who are “Associate Members” as that term is defined in the FRFANZ Articles of Constitution dated July 2014, be admitted as Brigade Members of the Association.
17.3 Life Member Acceptance of FRFANZ Life Members On the Date of Adoption the Board shall be deemed, pursuant to Rule 4.3(c), to have recognised FRFANZ members, who are “Life Members” as that term is defined in the FRFANZ Articles of Constitution dated July 2014, be recognised as Life Members of the Association.
The UFBA supports, represents and unites fire brigade personnel throughout New Zealand. All types of brigades are welcome as UFBA members – their membership consists of urban, rural, paid, volunteer, industry, airport, and defence brigades. Discover more about their values and history here.
Non-FENZ Brigade Members
TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF RURAL FIRE FIGHTING, FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION MEASURES BY ALL MEANS, INCLUDING THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF RESEARCH
FRFANZ is a national association that represents people and organisations concerned with fire and fire protection in the forests and rural areas of New Zealand. The Association meets its role in many ways, including holding conferences with overseas speakers, promoting rural fire competitions, sharing information, lobbying, assisting with the publication of research reports, and providing service honours to fire fighters.
Silver Medal and Bars
Gold Star and Bars
Conditions and procedure to be followed to enable the award of the Service Medal
It is suggested that rural fire organisations order service awards once a year, and hold an appropriate social occasion (‘Honours Night’) during which the awards are presented. Medals are to be worn on the left side of a jacket. Enquiries should be directed to Graeme McIntyre.
Conditions and procedure to be followed to enable the award of the Service Star