Welcome to the New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society

New Mobility aid benefit
WE HAVE A NEW BENEFIT FOR OUR MEMBERS
We are pleased to be able to introduce our new benefit to members.

Mobility Aid Benefit
This benefit is payable to assist in the costs of mobility aids required for members, member’s spouse or dependent child.
This benefit is to assist our members cover costs associated with the hiring or purchases of mobility aids after an accident, illness or surgery.

NZFFWS HOLIDAY BOOKING APP UPDATED
The NZFFWS holiday home booking App has been upgraded to Version 2.0.
This update is now available for download on the Apple Store and Google Play for the iPhone and Android phones respectively.

The new features are:

  • App will now remember your Logon ID and Password
  • shift calendars 2017 and 2018 are now available
  • Contact details for office and regional reps with live phone numbers have been added
  • Notification capability (members with notification turned on will be notified of sudden availability and any special offers)

When you launch the new download, you will be prompted to turn on notification. Please do so. This feature can also be turned on or off in your phone’s settings. To find the app search for nzffws on Apple Store or on Google Play.

HEALTHCARE 99 AGM
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 amanda@firefighters.org.nz

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.

QUEENSTOWN HOLIDAY HOMES NOTICE
Members please be advised that from April 1, 2017 the phone land lines will no longer be available at both Queenstown holiday homes.

NZ ARMY HOLIDAY HOME RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT
NZ Army are upgrading to online booking for their holiday homes. At this time there is no provision for NZ Firefighters Welfare Society members to access Army holiday homes.
Hopefully there will be a resolution to this issue by the end of February. We will advise here of any outcome as soon as we know. There is no change to our agreement with the NZ Police bookings.

TO ALL OUR MEMBERS: HOLIDAY HOME IN HAMNER
The Board of the New Zealand Firefighters Welfare is actively looking for a Holiday Home in Hamner Springs to add to our Holiday Home portfolio.
Do you know of any suitable properties in Hamner Springs that are for sale?  If so contact Noel Brock  0274 498 180 to discuss.

LINEN SERVICE AVAILABLE AT WHANGAMATA HOLIDAY HOME
This service is currently free. You will find linen at the foot of each bed. Towels not incuded. If you wish to use the supplied linen, make up the bed(s). At the end of your stay strip all beds and place linen in laundry hamper by tub in garage.

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

HEALTHCARE 99
Please Note:  All Healthcare 99 Claim Forms must be sent directly to: Mark Langford, C\- Aon, P O Box 2845, WELLINGTON 6140

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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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

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