Ruakaka Operational Support

The Ruakaka Volunteer Fire Brigade has been in existence since 1967. An integral part of the brigade is the Ruakaka Operational Support unit consisting of 3 members. Our intention is to allow this number rise to 5 and have all members complete the Ops Support TAPS courses.
The brigade's area of responsibility covers the sea side settlement of Ruakaka, approximately 25 minutes drive south of Whangarei. Our fire district has State Highway 1 running right through it, as well as kilometres of DOC land along the beaches as well as much scrub land, which all add to the fire risk. This fast growing area includes a burgeoning industrial site made up of a 3 berth port, Carter Holt Harvey LVL timber plant, 5 saw mills, New Zealand's only oil refinery and other companies.
We respond to around 100 - 130 calls per year, but like most brigades, that number is steadily rising as population increases and the area is more developed. The unit well equipped 2007 Ford Transit van fully decked out with the appropriate equipment, including lighting sets, generator, kitty litter, first aid gear to support the brigade's two appliances, being one pump and one rescue tender.

  Ruakaka Operational Support
Fire Region : Region 1 - Area 2
Officer in charge : CFO Darrell Trigg
Number of members : 3
Response vehicle : Ruakaka 1729
  Contact Details
Contact name : SO Jeff D'Ath
Mailing address : Ruakaka Operational Support
Ruakaka Fire Station
Princess Road
Phone number : (09) 432-7701
Email address :
Contact : SO Jeff D'Ath
Phone : (021) 804-009
Email :