Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer firefighter?
If you live within close proximity of a fire station that has a volunteer crew and if you meet certain other criteria, The New Zealand Fire Service would like to hear from you.
If you are a Stokes Valley resident, please contact us for further information.
- Category: Media Articles
Stokes Valley volunteer firefighters Ben Horn and Renee Moffit did our Valley proud when they completed the race up Auckland's Sky Tower in full firefighting gear on May 17.
Ben completed the race - 1103 steps, 51 floors - to the top in 18 minutes and 43 seconds and Renee made it in 20.07, bettering her first two attempts with the Newlands brigade by two to three minutes.
They were among the 700 participants.
- Category: Monthly reports
During November, the brigade was alerted to a number of suspicious scrub fires in and around the hills of Stokes Valley and Taita/Pomare. This disturbing trend has now continued into December with a major scrub fire in the hills above Waterloo last night that kept the Fire Service personnel busy for several hours.
These deliberately-lit fires are putting lives and property at risk. We would like the Stokes Valley community to be extra-vigilant over the summer and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.
Call-outs for November 2013
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- Category: Latest News
Every Wedenesday evening, members of the brigade gather at the fire station to participate in ongoing training to keep their skills up and to learn how to deal with various emergency situations.
Last Wednesday, the 27th November, a major training exercise was set up in George St (just around the corner from the fire station). The exercise was well-organised by Firefighters Stuart Berkeley and Byron Dennis. Byron had this to say about the night's events... "Workmen in a container with power tools locked-in by other workmates as a joke - then there was an explosion. Attended by Stokes Valley 431 and 432. Thanks to all those that helped and attended. Was a lot of fun had by all and the smoke-machine in the container worked well... along with the fake legs and blood!"