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Memorial Climb, September 11th at 125 Queen Street Auckland


Two firefighters from the New York Fire Department and a number of firefighters from Australia joined some 70 New Zealand firefighters in remembering those firefighters who have died in the line of duty. Brian Thompson read out the names of the 57 New Zealand firefighters who have died. Two firefighters from New York sponsored by the US Consulate read out the names of the 300+ New York Firefighters who died on 9/11. The formal ceremony concluded with a prayer. Then followed the memorial stair climb.

 

CHANGE TO THE RULES OF THE NEW ZEALAND FIREFIGHTERS WELFARE SOCIETY
The recommendation for rule changes by the Board of the NZFF Welfare Society was approved at the AGM held on Sept 10, 2014 at Takapuna Fire Station. These changes now go to the Registrar for final approval.

The changes in general approved by the AGM were:

  1. Creation of a new category of membership called “Junior Member” (aged 16-18).
    The reason for this change is to accommodate the younger Volunteer members that are now joining the
    Fire Service.
  2. Change the term “Retired Member” to “Senior Member” and the raise the age of retirement from 60 to 65.
    The reason for this change is many members continue working on after the age of 65.
    They are not retired so the term Senior Member better describes their situation.
    The creation of a new category called Senior Members will also allow members to receive the funeral benefit up to age 65. Previously it was up to age 60.
  3. The contribution rate of $4.00 a week for ordinary members and $2.00 a week for senior members, still the price of a barista coffee once a week.

IAN PICKARD - REAPPOINTED TRUSTEE FOR 5 YEARS
Ian Pickard was reappointed Trustee for another five years by the returning officer during the AGM held on September 10, 2014. 

NEW LIFE MEMBERS
Congratulations to Ian Pickard, Brian Thompson and Steve Shackleton who have been granted Life Membership in the NZFF Welfare Society as of September 10, 2014. This award is in recognition of at least 20 years of service by these individuals to the NZFF Welfare Society. They each have served in one or other capacity as Chairman, Regional Representative, and Station Representative. Ian Pickard and Brian Thompson are the two current Trustees of the Society. Steve Shackleton presently maintains the Nelson Holiday/Convalescent home. Those who stay there know and appreciate how well that house and property is looked after. It is because of the dedication and service by such men as these that the Welfare Soceity is what it is today.

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

MATAKANA COUNTRY LODGE Offer to Members
Firefighter Welfare Members have been offered a special accommodation packages at the Exclusive Matakana Country Lodge. What better way to unwind after a hectic week than to take a night  (or two) off and stay in one of the beautiful rooms relaxing with a glass of wine.Please contact the Lodge directly for bookings on 09 422 3553 or 027 266 8995 or email susan@matakanacountry.co.nz 
Download brochure with offer here.

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)

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 from 1 July 2013 ALL claims must 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 2014-15 Firefighters Scholarship is currently being promoted in NZFS FireNet with an application deadline of Tuesday, 31 July 2014. Read more here.

 

 

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