[Photo above from Reece Buck]
Volunteers are an integral part of the Fire Service, providing fire prevention and emergency services in urban and rural areas. More than 12,000 urban and rural volunteer firefighters provide fire prevention and emergency response services to 80 percent of New Zealand’s geographical area. They currently deal with about 32% of all incidents, including false alarms.
In addition to dealing with fire related incidents, they attend 55% of all motor vehicle accidents where Fire Service assistance is required. They provide civil defense emergency help, assistance to police, hazardous substance containment and clean-up and fire safety awareness education.
Volunteers receive no payment for the services they perform for their communities.
Where is Wainuiomata?
We are situated 20 km’s Northeast of Wellington City, on the Eastern Coast of the Wellington bay, New Zealand. Our Brigade covers an area some 70 sq.Kms (1 mile = 1.6 Km).
The Population is around 20,000 residents. We respond to between 200 & 300 calls per year, and within our turnout area we cover conservation and private farm land, 5 Primary Schools, 3 Kindergartens, 2 Intermediates & 1 Secondary School. Also 2 Hotels/Restaurants, the Wainuiomata Hill Road (notorious for MVA’s) and industrial areas. For more information on Wainuiomata check out www.wainuiomata.co.nz
There are 40 active members in service at this time, all Fire fighters having completed a New Zealand Fire Service Basic Skills and Breathing Apparatus course.
The Brigade trains every Thursday night at 1900 hrs until 2130 hrs. In addition to the weekly training nights, members regularly attend Region Training courses. These courses are usually held over the weekends and are attended by many surrounding Brigades.
Meet Some of Our Firefighters
Chief Fire Officer
Senior Station Officer
Senior Station Officer
Senior Station Officer - Ops Support
Station Officer Ops Support
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If you are interested in joining up as a volunteer firefighter, your are very welcome to come along any Thursday evening to the station and have a look at what we do.
Our practice night is from 7pm through to 9pm each Thursday and any new members are most welcome.
Please note that we are an unmanned volunteer fire station. If you ring our number to report a fire or request emergency assistance, your call may NOT be answered, so please ring 111 immediately.
For routine issues, please leave a message and we check our message system regularly.