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Our aim is simple: to make life easier and more manageable for our members.

We understand the diverse needs of our members and their families, which is why we offer a comprehensive range of benefits tailored to every stage of life, from birth to retirement and beyond.

Look to us for lifelong welfare assistance and support, no matter what life throws at you.

Here For You At Different Life Stages

Each stage in life presents its own set of challenges and opportunities. From the adrenaline rush of youth to the more peaceful retirement years, the Firefighters Welfare Society is your reliable companion, ready to adapt our support to meet the evolving needs of our members. Within our array of benefits, from financial assistance to medical benefits and retail discounts, there’s a treasure trove of assistance for every stage of life. Whether you’re embarking on the journey of parenthood, navigating through medical challenges, or enjoying the golden years of retirement, we’re here to help. All benefits are available to you and your family at any life stage.

Life Stage 1: Young & Carefree

Ah, the freedom of youth! When you’re young and single, the world is your oyster. Our Society offers benefits perfectly suited to your independent spirit:

Member Discounts: Score savings on all your essentials, luxuries and fitness goals from retailers across the country.

Healthcare99: Get assistance with medical costs, ensuring your health always gets top priority.

Welfare Support: Unforeseen accident or life throw you a curve ball? Get financial help with hospital costs or counselling, or treat yourself to some retail therapy.

Holiday Homes: Dive into affordable getaways for some well-deserved R&R.

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nz firefighters benefits

Life Stage 2: A Family of Your Own

As you embark on the journey of building your own family, we’re here to support you every step of the way:

Welfare Support: For couples with children, from adoption to welcoming a new family member and the opportunity to earn a scholarship for your child, we lend a helping hand.

Member Discounts: Couples will enjoy savings on their DIY supplies and hire equipment costs, home office supplies, travel getaways, financial advice plus a lot more. Families with children could benefit from the financial and mortgage advice available, plus a lot more.

Healthcare99: Get help to meet the costs of any unexpected private medical care for you, your partner and/or your children.

Holiday Homes: Family-friendly escapes for cherished moments together at a range of destinations throughout New Zealand.

Life Stage 3: Midlife Curve Balls

Mid-life brings its own set of challenges, but you won’t have to face them alone. We’re here to support you and your family:

Welfare Support: Apply for a discretionary loan or grant, disaster support, receive home help and financial assistance towards regular hospital visits, plus much more.

Healthcare99: Coverage for major diagnostics, operations and specialised care.

Member Discounts: Access legal assistance, discounts on pharmaceuticals, a free laser eye surgery assessment, trade pricing on paint and plumbing supplies and much more.

Holiday Homes: Retreats for recovery and rejuvenation.

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nz firefighters

Life Stage 4: Retirement and Beyond

As you reach retirement, we continue to support you with appropriate care and consideration:

Welfare Support: Assistance with essential needs like first ever set of hearing aids and first ever corrective lenses for you and your partner.

Member Discounts: Savings on retirement-related expenses, like things around the home and opportunities for holidays.

Healthcare99: Receive the best care for you and your partner from New Zealand’s private medical sector.

Holiday Homes: Relaxing getaways throughout New Zealand for retirees to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

How are your children doing? As you are a member, when they turn 19 they can also join in their own right and experience all the benefits you have enjoyed throughout your lifetime. They can join here.

See all the benefits

You can access all the benefits from the membership app. If you haven’t downloaded the NZFFWS App yet, get it now from Google Play or the App Store.

If you don’t know your membership number, email or call 0800 65 34 73 so you and your family can take advantage of all the benefits of your membership.