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.

NEW WELFARE SOCIETY APP WITH NEW INTERFACE NOW AVAILABLE

Updated Welfare Society App now available for download 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.

MALCOLM LANGDON, REGIONAL 2 REP 2011-2017, RIP

MalcolmMalcolm died peacefully at  Tauranga hospital Sunday evening Oct 14. He was our Rep for Region 2 from 2011 to 2017. Malcolm's funeral will be held at the Crematorium Chapel 403 Pyes Pa Road - Tauranga on Friday Oct 19 at 2pm. His wife Lyn asks instead of flowers for donations to be made to the NZ Scout Association: https://app.thegoodregistry.com/events/farewell-malcolm

"In celebration of Malcolm's life, we ask you to consider making a donation to Scouts NZ in lieu of flowers. This will enable young people who might not otherwise experience the adventure of scouting, to have that opportunity. Malcolm had a passion for service and for the scouting movement, and was a scout leader for many years. With love and gratitude, Lyn, Christine, Mark and Jane, Michelle, and Jason."

THE WELFACE SOCIETY ASKS MEMBERS TO BE PART OF THE FENZ CONSULTATION PROCESS

We support the first FENZ consultation process. Start the conversation with FENZ today, and recommend FENZ pay for all Welfare memberships. Log on to Portal, then go to “consider this”. Or go to www.considerthis.co.nz/fenz

DEFENCE HOLIDAY HOMES AVAILABLE ON LABOUR WEEKEND

The Defence Holiday Homes have vacanies in Akaroa, Hanmer and Wanaka over labour weekend. Bookings have to be for all three nights starting Friday 19 Oct and departing Monday 22 Oct. Akaroa sleeps 8. Hanmer and Wanaka sleep 6. Please call Defence directly on 0800 111 823.

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

 

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Our holiday homes have been set up to make the majority of our members comfortable.  If you have a problem with anything to do with our homes please contact the office.  We have recently had a repair bill of $450.00 as a member decided to adjust the Hot Water temperature on the water Cylinder.   The water temperature has been set as per Health and Safety guidelines.

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

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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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