NZFFWS announces a partnership with Bay Audiology. Free hearing test, $40 off a Full Diagnostic Consultation, 10% off all hearing aids. If this is your first hearing aid, the Welfare Society Benefit of $800 also applies.

There will be an increase in charges for our members who use Army’s Holiday Homes. The cost per night for the homes will increase from the current $75.00 to $95.00 inclusive of GST. Existing bookings already made by our members will remain at the current rate and also bookings made between now and 31 March 2018. All bookings made from 1 April 2018 will be charged at the new rate of $95.00.

Office Christmas Closure Dates:

The Office will be closed from 12:00pm Friday 22 December 2017
until 9:00am Monday 8 January 2018.

For any emergencies contact your local Representative.


The 2017/18 Firefighters’ Scholarship is currently being promoted in Fire and Emergency New Zealand Portal with an application deadline of 21 September 2017.


On Wednesday September 13 at 2:00pm the NZFFWS will hold its AGM at the Petone Working Men's Club, 47 Udy Street, Petone. The Firefighters Credit Union will hold their AGM at 3.00pm also at the Petone Working Men's Club. Members are welcome to attend both AGM's.

Thursday 29 June 2017 @ 12.30pm. TV Avalon Studios, Level One, 41 Percy Cameron Street, Avalon
A light lunch will be provided from 12 noon with the AGM starting at 12.30pm. If you are planning to attend can you please let Amanda know in the office for catering purposes. Mon to Fri 9am to 3pm on 0800 65 34 73 or

Office Closure dates:
Friday April 14, 2017 Good Friday
Monday April 17, 2017 Easter Monday
Monday April 24, 2017
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Anzac Day

If you have any concerns or emergencies, please contact your local representative.

scholarshipFirefighters' Scholarship applications close on 3/11/2016.
To download an applicartion form and find out more information
please visit our webpage on NZFS Firenet or email

2016 Changes to Benefit Amounts

1. The Hospital visits benefit has been increased by $20 up to $80 for a child and increasedby $20 up to $100 for a member or their partner.

2. Gift basket benefit has also been increased by $20 up to $80 for a child and up to $100 for a member or their partner.

3. Home Help Benfit formerly at $250 is now up to $300. It has also been raised from $20 per day to $30 per day.

4. Birth benefit has been increased by $50 per child to $100 per child.

A new Mobility Benefit has been added - up to $300 a year to assist in the costs of Mobility Aids required for members, members partner or dependent child prior to 19 years.

Office Closure Christmas 2015

Office Closes Wednesday December 23, 2015 at 1500 hours
Office Reopens Monday January 11, 2016 at 0900 hours
For urgent matters during this time please contact your local area representative.
You can find their details on the back of any newsletter or on this web site.

Download AGM Booklet
The New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society will be hosting their Annual General Meeting for 2015 at the Nelson Fire Station.  
The meeting will be on Wednesday 2 September with a light dinner being served at 1830 hours
followed by the meeting at 1900 hours. All members are more than welcome to attend.  
For catering, please RSVP to if you will be attending.

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 ( or Ph 04 496 3610).

2015  Shift Calendar is available

Healthcare 99

Remember the 30 day rule - Members must claim within (30) thirty days of the date of treatment.

If you would  like to register for the ability to log on to the Holiday Home Availability site CLICK HERE.

Member Survey

Please provide your thoughts on how the FF Welfare Society should best grow.
To date the replies received have been varied but rather slow coming in. This is your chance to have your say. Please let the Board know what YOU WANT:

Paying for your HOLIDAY HOME booking by Internet banking.


Is your brigade considering paying or assisting with member contributions?
Do you require further information?