Welcome to the New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society

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Thanks for visiting our website. Stay and have a look at what we offer. If you want to become a member click here and fill out an online application form. We welcome all firefighters and those asociated with Fire and Emergency NZ. We also extend our services to members of St John and Wellington Free Ambulance.

NOTICE
The NZ Firefighters Welfare office will be closed Monday Jan 21 as it is Wellington Anniversary Day. Contact your Regional Rep if you need something urgently.

HEALTH & SAFETY - RHYS JONES

Nothing is more important than your safety, health and wellbeing, so here is a timely reminder of the things we can all do to look after our wellbeing.

Take a break when you need, get plenty of rest, eat a good diet, keep hydrated, keep active and make some time for fun.

If you or your family need support over the busy holiday period, remember Fire and Emergency provide all our people with free and confidential support services.

Talk to a peer support person, a Safety, Health and Wellbeing Advisor in your region, your manager or access one of these options below:

Over December and January, if you want to talk confidentially to someone from the Safety, Health and Wellbeing or Peer Support Team, here is the list of who is available and their contact details.

December and January contact for support

Boyd Raines 027 4971 313

John Grainger 027 496 8150

Lesina Walden 027 242 8781

Mark Julian 021 1062 562

Paul Fleming 022 4069 259

Shane Dudley 027 469 4946

Alternatively, contact one of the following services for confidential counselling services.

Region 1, 2, 3

Region 4, 5

NHQ

Remember, your immediate family can get advice and support through these services. Please tell them you are from Fire and Emergency, so we can cover the cost. It’s still completely confidential – we are only advised of the number of people seeking help.

NEW WELFARE SOCIETY APP WITH DISCOUNTS MENU NOW AVAILABLE
Updated Welfare Society App now available for download (Sept 12) on both Google and Apple Stores. Use TAB for "Holiday Home App" on the left for more information. This app is becoming more than just a holiday home booking app. There are now a large number of discounts from many retailers that are now available to members under the discount menu within the Welfare Society App.

2018 WELFARE SOCIETY AGM RESOLUTIONS PASSED
This year's AGM passed two resolutions. 1. The Contribution rate will be increased from 4$ a week to 5$ a week, effective as of April 1, 2019.
2. The term "Fire Service" will be replaced with  the term "Fire and Emergency NZ" everywhere it occurs in the Welfare Society Rules and other appropriate document.

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY MEDAL CONFERRED ON OUR CHAIRMAN AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE - SEPT 26 2018

Keith Nixon Wed croppedKeith Nixon has received his medal as Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his service to Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Keith was a founding member of the Firefighters Welfare Society in 1987. He became the Chairman in 1992. The NZFF Welfare Society was modeled after the welfare societies of New Zealand Rail and New Zealand Post.
We congratulate Keith Nixon for the recognition of years of dedication and service to firefighters and emergency responders.


Check out all the benefits of belonging to the Society under the membership tab on this web site.

STATEMENT OF COOPERATION SIGNED WITH NZ FIREFIGHTERS
WELFARE SOCIETY (NZFFWS)

Signing of CooperationChief Executive Rhys Jones signed a Statement of Cooperation with NZ Firefighters’ Welfare Society (NZFFWS) Chair Keith Nixon on Thursday 8 February, signalling the two organisations’ commitment to the welfare and wellbeing of Fire and Emergency personnel and their families.

The Statement of Cooperation outlines how the two organisations will work together.

“Fire and Emergency NZ recognises the value provided by the NZFFWS to our people. As the majority of their work is done voluntarily we’re very appreciative of the contribution they make as an independent support agency and so I am very pleased to sign this statement.”

The NZ Firefighters Welfare Society offers membership to all those who are or who have been associated with Fire and Emergency NZ. Specifically, membership is open to volunteer, Urban, Rural and Career Firefighters, management, clerical and support staff.

Statement of Cooperation Document

COMPLETION OF WELFARE SOCIETY FORMS

Please note - all forms are to be completed correctly before submitting to the office. Missing out details on our BA1 forms may delay payments. Incomplete Healthcare 99 Forms may delay your payment or hold up your preapproval.

UPDATING YOUR NEXT OF KIN OR FUNERAL BENEFICIARY DETAILS
If you need to update your "Next of Kin" or your "Funeral Beneficiary," please advise the office in writing. The correct information is needed for the office as legally these are the people the Firefighters Welfare Society will deal with if you pass away. Please note that your "Next of Kin" and "Funeral Beneficiary" do not necessarily need to be the same people. If you wish to update your "Next of Kin" or "Funeral Beneficiary" please put the updated details in writing and either email thesec@firefighters.org.nz or post to NZ Firefighters Welfare, Private Bag 31999, Lower Hutt 5040. If you have any problem completeing our forms please contact the office. Our phone number is 0800 65 34 73 (0800 OK FIRE). Office hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.

PHOTOS AND MOVIES
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HEALTHCARE 99
Please Note:  All Healthcare 99 Claim Forms must be sent directly to:
Mark Langford, C\- Aon, P O Box 30567, LOWER HUTT 5040

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:

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.

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Latests Newsletter:

December Newsletter 2018

December Newsletter 2018