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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Don't forget to put your clocks forward on Sunday 25th September. And while you are at it check your smoke alarm batteries.

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Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2016

The Hutt Wairarapa Operational Support Unit were finalised in this years community awards. We were in a large class of 14 finalised in the Health & Wellbeing Category. Although we did not take out any top prizes it was great to be nominated and make the finalist list.


Image courtesy of SSO Bedford

Calls for July 2016

Only a couple of calls this month and both to the same house.

* 5th July - House fire in Stokes Valley
* 8th July - House fire in Stokes Valley

Calls for June 2016

A relatively busy month for the unit however all the callouts were for road closures of some sort.

* 2nd June - Truck and Tailer fire in Petone
* 2nd June - Truck v Tree in Upper Hutt
* 17th June - Road closure in Lower Hutt
* 19th June - House fire in Trentham
* 21st June - House fire in Trentham
* 26th June - Car v power pole in Lower Hutt

Calls for May 2016

A busy month in comparison to the rest of the year.

* Hay shed fire Carterton on 6th May 2016
* Truck and trailer accident Blue Mountains Road on 10th May 2016
* Vehicle stuck in the river Totora Park Bridge on 11th May 2016
* Vehicle accident Rimutaka Hill on 13th May 2016
* Empty horse float blown over on Rimutaka Hill on 13th May 2016
* Gas explosion at apartment Eastern Hutt Road on 20th May 2016
* Lighting assistance for Police in Manor Park on 26th May 2016
* Housing NZ apartment block fire in Epuni on 30th May 2016
* House fire in Ruahine Street Trentham on 31st May 2016

Calls for April 2016

Only one fire call this month:
* 14/4/16 - House fire Akatarara, unit responded for traffic control, lighting and water refreshments.

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