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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Honours awards and a farewell 2015

The unit got together to celebrate members honours for this year. These are awards that are presented to volunteers within the Fire Service for their service

Congratulations to the following members who received their awards

NZFS Honours

3rd Clasp LSGC (35 years)
•SO Phil Campbell

Gold Bar
•SO Phil Campbell (35 years)

Silver Bar
•SO Rosanne English (17 years)
•SFF Steve Biddle (17 years)
•QFF Jackie Breen (13 years)
•SFF Alex Roberts (11 years)
•SFF Megan Chambers (7 years)

As well as celebrating our honours we also bid farewell to one of our members who has now retired SFF Dave Robinson. He was presented with his 40 years certificate.

We wish Dave well for the future and thank you for your service to the unit.

Calls for July 2015

Calls this month are:
* 14th July - Flooding at Hutt International Boys School

Calls for June 2015

Only the one call this month:
* 3rd June - Gracefield Road

Calls for May 2015

A slow month for callouts:
* 14th May - Hautana Street
* 27th May - Whitemans
* 27th May - John Street

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