Welcome to NZ Firefighters Welfare Society
Firefighters helping firefighters and their families
Awhi atu awhi mai o ratou whanau
Our name says it all. We are here to help. We are governed by an independent Board elected by members from our members. We support Career, Volunteer Firefighters and Administration staff. Give us a call on 0800 65 34 73 any time for any questions you may have.
The purpose of the Society
We are here when you need us, whether it is help with financial support that our many benefits offer, or to keep in touch with you when life throws you a curve ball. We are only ever a phone call away. We want to help you and your family. We have a network of people around the country who can assist you in times of need. We offer holiday homes at reasonable rates for families to have a break. We also offer a Mutual Fund, Healthcare99 that for an extra cost can support you financially when healthcare needs arise.
Our proud history
Whilst sitting around a table one day, a group of Firefighters wanted to do something to support their colleagues and their families in times of need. Money was put into a biscuit tin to be given to those who needed support – this was the beginning of our organisation and firefighters helping firefighters. Thirty plus years on our ethos is the same, we are here to Support you and your family. Firefighters helping Firefighters and their families. Read more about our history here.
Latest update: Replacement convalescent holiday home
The NZ Firefighters Welfare Society need you, our members to help with the process of the Kapiti home replacement. We recently asked our members where you would like a home within the Lower North Island. The results from members indicated a strong interest in either a town house in Wellington or a property on the Kapiti Coast. We are asking now for your official vote.