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United Fire Brigades Association

United Fire Brigades Association


The United Fire Brigades’ Association represents and provides services for over 14,000 members within the fire and emergency services sector. This includes all FENZ volunteer fire brigades.

UFBA’s core services for its members are:
  • Individual advocacy and support through disputes, conflict and complaints
  • UFBA Service Honours for 3, 5, 25 (Gold Star), 40, 50 and 60 years, plus silver and gold bars
  • Financial support through the Benevolent Fund
  • ACC Top-Up Scheme to cover the remaining 20% of income if injured during FENZ duties
  • Four challenges that showcase firefighter skills, while supporting camaraderie and networking – Waterway, Firefighter Challenge, Drivers and Road Crash Rescue
  • Leadership training for current and future brigade leaders
  • Training for non-operational roles such as secretaries and treasurers
  • The largest annual conference for firefighters to connect and develop
  • Sector advocacy to be a unified voice for the members to drive positive sector change
  • To support FENZ working and reference groups with members as UFBA representatives
These services are free for all UFBA members, covered by the annual subscription paid by member brigades.

Connect with your Association to receive the latest updates and get involved, through Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, or through the UFBA website.