Welcome to our Unit
The Auckland Operational Support Unit, also known as the Auckland Volunteer Fire Brigade, was founded in 1933 and provides a true voluntary community service. Its members get no payment for expenses incurred and time spent at emergencies. The Unit is the biggest volunteer fire brigade or unit in New Zealand with a membership of 60 and in the 2015 calendar year, members responded to more than 700 incidents.
Under the command of a Chief Fire Officer, it is a defined brigade, part of the New Zealand Fire Service's Auckland Region resources. The Unit serves the Greater Auckland area - Albany in the North to Mercer in the South, and from coast to coast, and members turn out to all emergencies (with a few exceptions) which the Fire Service attends. Membership comprises men and women from all walks of life and full-time occupations who are willing, when available, to respond to assist Fire Brigades around the clock, seven days a week.
80 Years of Service - A Video Production
This video was first shown at the opening dinner of the United Fire Brigades Association (UFBA)'s annual conference, hosted by Auckland Operational Support during the weekend of November 8-10, 2013. It showcases the Unit's unique method of operation - unlike any other volunteer fire brigade in the country - and shows many aspects of the Units day-to-day operations.
Video Production : Mark Potter, www.trademarkpictures.co.nz
Special thanks to Greenstone TV for their contribution of additional footage.
Thank you also to Bradley Ambrose and Graeme Clarke.
The Auckland Volunteer Fire Brigade is an Incorporated Society, No. 2566626 and a registered Charity, No. CC27963.