Welcome to the New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society

Welfare Application Form2

The New Zealand Firefighters Society was formed in 1987 with the sole focus on helping firefighters in New Zealand and their families.
For as little as $4.00 per week being a member of the New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society entitles you to a number of benefits such as:

Holiday & Convalescent Homes
Discretionary Loans & Grants
Corrective Lens Benefit
Hearing Aid Benefit
Birth of a Child Benefit
Gift Baskets
In Hospital Visits
Home Visits
In Hospital TV Rental
Hospital Parking
Travel Help of our to Town Medical Expenses
Home Help
Counseling
Disaster Fund
Child Adoption Assistance
Funeral Assistance

To check you eligibility for membership check under our membership
tab above. If you would like to become a member click here for a membership form.

ON-LINE HOLIDAY/CONVALESCENT APP NOW AVAILABLE ON APPLE STORE
Search for NZFFWS. It should work on iPhones, iPads amd iPods.

HEALTHCARE 99 - CHANGES TO PLAN FROM APRIL 8, 2015
There have been some changes and adjustments, most of them minor, to the Healthcare 99 plan. Please read the latest "Healthcare 99 Rules and Rates 2014-2015 as of April 8, 2015" booklet found on the Healthcare 99 tab. The Healthcare Committee regularly reviews the scheme and makes prudent changes as required to keep the scheme up to date and viable. The Healthcare 99 plan is very good value in today's healthcare market. Members who are concerned about the cost of their healthcare should certainly give this plan a good look. When compared to other schemes in the marketplace, Healthcare 99 is very competitive. It is funded by firefighters for firefighters.

ELECTION RESULTS FOR 2015 BOARD REP POSITIONS
Malcolm Langdon has been returned unapposed as Rep for Region 2. Alice Jonathan has been elected Rep for Region 5 which comprises Christchurch and the northern part of the South Island. Congratulations to both Malcolm and Alice. The turnout for voting was high for the Region 5 election. We thank all members who voted. Finally much gratitude must go to Kevin Crozier who is retiring as Rep of Region 5. He served that region and the Welfare Society for many years and spearheaded many ventures, one of which was this web site. Kevin has certainly played a large role in making the society what it is today.

PHOTOS AND MOVIES
Click on THIS LINK to view recents photos and movies of Welfare Society events:  

WELFARE T-SHIRTS FOR SALE
We have a limited number of T- Shirts for sale: Sizes are Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and 2XL. Cost per shirt including packaging and Postage is $25.00.
Please contact Amanda 0800 653 473 or email thesec@firefighters.org.nz - if you are interested. Strictly a first in first served basis. View 

INSURANCE BENEFITS
The New Zealand Fire Fighters Welfare has worked with Aon to provide Fire Fighters with insurance benefits.  As insurance costs rise, why not shop around to ensure you are getting value for money. For more information, click on the Insurances tab at the top of this page or give the office a call on 0800 65 34 73 (0800 OK FIRE)

Aon Life InstantcoverAON ON-LINE INSTANT COVER LIFE INSURANCE
In conjunction with Aon, the Firefighters Wlefare Society has negotiated an on-line life insurance shop for you to organise your life cover in less than 10 minutes. And what is even better is that we have managed to negotiate a 10% discount for the life of the policy not just the first year, for all our members who sign up on-line. here is the URL  http://firefighters.instantcover.co.nz

HEALTHCARE 99
Please Note:  All Healthcare 99 Claim Forms must be sent directly to: Mark Langford, C\- Aon, P O Box 2845, WELLINGTON 6140
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Please be advised that ALL claims must now be completed on the NEW claim forms.  These forms are available  to dowload from this web site.  If you have any queries please contact the office on 0800 65 34 73 (0800 OK FIRE). 

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
The New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society is a non-profit organisation. If you wish to make a voluntary contribution to the Society, please add the word "Donation" along with your name, if you wish, and use the
Bank Account Number:
06-0507-0202787-00

 

Latests News:

The 2015-16 Firefighters Scholarship is currently being promoted in the NZFS FireNet with an application deadline of Wednesday, 27 May 2015.

Anyone interested in applying for the Firefighters Scholarship is invited to complete the application form (with support from the associated Helpsheet) and email to Beth Piggott at NZFS National Headquarters.
The application form and supporting documentation can be found in NZFS FireNet, under National Notice 22/2015. Contact Beth Piggott at the NZFS National Headquarters (beth.piggott@fire.org.nz or Ph 04 496 3610).

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