Hutt Wairarapa Operational Support are a volunteer unit providing support services to the New Zealand Fire Service in the Hutt Valley, Wainuiomata and Wairarapa regions, Wellington, New Zealand. This site will feature latest news and views of the Hutt Wairarapa Operational Support - with articles about Membership, Operations and Current Events. Also published is a concise set of material backgrounding exactly what Fire Support and Operational Support staff within the Fire Service are involved with in your communities, every day - as a key component of the New Zealand Fire Service Volunteer community - since 1955.

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Calls for April 2015

A slow start to the month and a flourish of calls at the end of the month due to adverse weather conditions.
Calls for April 2015:
* 15th April House fire in Copeland Street, Lower Hutt - Traffic control, lighting, canteen.
* 24th April House fire in Rintoul Street, Stokes Valley - K28 when 2nd alarm stood down.
* 27th April Structure fire in Gracefield, Lower Hutt.
* 28th April Flooding Cambridge Street, Wellington - Aquavacs.
* 28th April Flooding Kilbirnie - Aquavacs.
* 28th April Flooding Wallaceville House, Upper Hutt - Aquavacs.

LSGC Medal Presentation 2015

On Saturday 14th Feb 2015 the Mayor of Upper Hutt Mr Wayne Guppy presented SFF Steve Biddle with his Long Service Good Conduct medal representing 14 years of service to the NZFS.

Branding decals displayed on RIMU 4928 HWOS members and employers HVFS members and employers Uniforms
HVFS members with their employers and co-owners of businesses with RIMU 4928 displaying the newly unveiled employer recognition decals

Images courtesy of SFF Alex Roberts

Calls for Mar 2015

Firecalls for March 2015. A slow month to date.
* 6th Mar: Apartment Fire Mulgrave Street, Wellington
* 14th Mar: Flat fire Stephen Street, Upper Hutt

Calls for Feb 2015

Feburary was a busy month relatively speaking for the unit. Here are the firecalls the unit attended during the month.
* 10th Feb: House fire in Normandale
* 20th Feb: Scrub Fire Wallaceville Hill
* 21st Feb: Business Fire Park Street, Upper Hutt
* 25th Feb: Domestic Flooding Marlborough Street, Upper Hutt
* 27th Feb: House Fire Mandel Mews, Lower Hutt

Employer Recognition Presentation Feb 2015

On Saturday the 14th Feb 2015 the unit recognised the valuable contribution made by member's employers. Employer Recognition certificates were presented to business representatives by the NZ Fire Service Area Manager for the Hutt Wairarapa region AM Gavin Dunphy.
Members and invited guests celebrated with afternoon tea provided by the NZFS.

Participating employers are offered benefits such as having their brand displayed on fire service vehicles as a public acknowledgement of their support and the use of the Fire Service Employer Programme in their own advertising.

Participating employers and representatives of Hutt Wairarapa Operational Support members were presented with certificates which can also be displayed in a prominent area of the workplace for public and colleagues to view.

Companies, employers or businesses recognised include: