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Unit Structure and Organisation

Hutt Wairarapa OSU report to a Senior Station Officer (SSO) who is in overall charge of the unit. The SSO reports to the District Management team via the Area Manager. The Unit is divided into two crews, who operate on a 'week by week' rotating roster. Each crew has an Officer in Charge (OIC), and a mix of Firefighters, Qualified Firefighters and Senior Firefighters in a fashion designed to maximise regional coverage across the Hutt Valley.

Current Membership

  • SSO Wayne Bedford
  • SO Rosanne English
  • SO Mike Lock
  • SO Phil Campbell
  • SFF Steve Biddle
  • SFF Alex Roberts
  • SFF Bruce Key
  • SFF Megan Chambers
  • SFF Jackie Breen
  • QFF Chris Donachie
  • QFF Mark Foster
  • QFF Mike Owen
  • FF Terina Adams
  • FF Andrjez Zurek
  • FF John Edmond
  • FF Mike Owen

Life Honorary Members

Life Honorary Membership is awarded to members who have given long-term, significant service to the Unit.

  • P Campbell
  • R Brooks
  • J Fraser
  • J Watson
  • M Aamodt
  • P Seal
  • G Robson
  • R Piper
  • M Buchanan
  • D Ackroyd

We are currently recruiting for additional members of the unit - please view our Recruitment Page for more information.

Members need to be able to pass a Police Check and be resident in the Hutt Valley. You will need a full car licence and expected to be available to respond to a pager during your duty roster, between 1800 and 0600 weekdays, plus all weekend.

Daytime responses during the week are responded in a 'all-hands-as-available' basis. We are particularly keen to hear from potential members who would be available to respond within the Hutt area during the business day.

Hutt Wairarapa OSU meet for training and administration every week on a Wednesday night. Currently our unit is based at Rimutaka Fire Station in Upper Hutt, although we also regularly make use of training facilities at Trentham station. We look forward to opportunities to train with other volunteer brigades across the region.