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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ANZAC Day Services 2016

HWOS members attended ANZAC day parades and represented the NZFS at Upper Hutt, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, Taita and Petone. The unit also provided a vehicle escort for Upper Hutt and Stokes Valley and assisted with rolling road closures.

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ANZAC Day Parades 2016

Images courtesy of SFF Bruce Key

Unit Dinner April 2016

Members and their partners attended a unit dinner at the Speights Ale House in Petone on Saturday 16th April. Not only was this an opportunity to socialise together but it was also a chance for members to say goodbye to three of our members. Liam and William have transferred to Silverstream Volunteer Brigade and Andre has transferred to Trentham Volunteers. We wish the three of them all the very best in their new adventures.


Image courtesy of QFF Mark Foster

Calls for March 2016

Calls for this month were:

* 1st March 2016 - Road Closure, Canteen on SH2 Maymorn due to scrub fire.
* 16th March 2016 - Flooding, St Peter's and Paul's School, Lower Hutt due to burst hot water cylinder.
* 16th March 2016 - 2nd Alarm response to Moonshine Road, Upper Hutt. No response required.
* 24th March 2016 - 2nd Ararm building fire, Haywards. Traffic Control.

Calls for February 2016

Calls this month were:

* 4th Feb - Scrub Fire Katherine Mansfield Road, Road Closure and Canteen.
* 12th Feb - McDonalds Silverstream, Traffic Control, Crowd Control and Canteen.
* 14th Feb - Scrub Fire Maidstone Park, Traffic Control and Canteen.
* 15th Feb - Flooding, Hardware Bar Stokes Valley.
* 29th Feb - Flooding, Montgomery Avenue.

Calls for January 2016

Calls this month were:

* 27th January - 3rd alarm response, unit required for lighting and refreshments in Gracefield
* 27th January - Maymorn Rail Tunnel, part of the tactical plan response, call was a false alarm