Volunteer Rural Fire Forces

WRFA Awards
Congatulations to the 2015 winners:

Health and Safety Excellence - Upper Takaka VRFF
Training Excellence - Gordon Cowie, Glen Hira VRFF
Community Engagement - Gordon Cowie, Glen Hira VRFF
Administration Excellence - Doreen Helms, Appleby VRFF
VRFF Member of the year - Charles Pickett, Tasman VRFF
Significant Contribution - Richard Lelong, Tasman VRFF


EMQUAL Training in Excellence Award
2011 - Ngatimoti VRFF
2009 - Brightwater VRFF
2007 - Appleby VRFF

9 VRFF's
* Glen
* Appleby
* Brightwater
* St Arnaud
* Ngatimoti
* Motueka
* Marahau
* Upper Takaka
* Wanui Bay

If you would like to join a team in your area call Rural Fire Network on 544 2441
or email doug@rfn.co.nz

Unit Standard Training

Learning guides are available on the EMQUAL website:


Appleby VRFF
Controller - Paul Eggers


Brightwater VRFF
Controller - Ross Stratford

Brightwater Cadet team overseas 2011


Ngatimoti VRFF
Controller - Graham Durrant


Glen/ Hira VRFF
Controller - Ian Thomas


Tasman (Motueka) VRFF
Controller - Colin Eggers 


Upper Takaka VRFF
Controller - Jon Harwood


Wainui Bay VRFF
Controller - Darren Foxwell



St Arnaud (Nelson Lakes) VRFF
Controller - Malcom McConchie

Marahau VRFF
Controller - Bill Franklin