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Join now and become a member of the NZPFU
The NZPFU is a key partner with Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Through reducing the likelihood of unwanted fires, reducing consequences from emergencies and helping build resilient communities we contribute to a safer environment for New Zealanders.
Our members serve their communities to protect and preserve life, property and the environment. NZPFU representatives are based on all career fire stations. There are also 19 Union Locals in the major metropolitan and principal centres where career firefighters are employed.
The NZPFU plays a crucial role in the lives of Fire and Emergency New Zealand employees and makes a significant contribution to the culture of the organisation.
How the NZPFU can benefit you
- Coverage by the Collective Agreement
- Representation and advocacy in all matters relating to and arising out of employment
- Representation and advocacy on behalf of career firefighters with central Government and agencies, the NZ Council of Trade Unions and the wider trade union movement including international forums
- Limited provision of Group Life/Total and Partial Disability Insurance
- Nominations of members' representatives as trustees onto the Firesuper Scheme
To join online and become a member of the NZPFU, please select your Region and contact your nearest Branch.
Members are covered for a lump sum of $100,000 payable in the event of your death or diagnosis of a terminal illness before age 70.
The policy can also be used as an assignment for mortgage guarantee purposes.
Members of the Union are able to have premiums deducted from their wages by Fire and Emergency New Zealand and directed to the Union who, acting as agent, passes the money on to the Insurance Company.
If you leave the Union you have the option to continue your insurance under a personal policy at your own expense with no further health evidence required.
Further information is available from the Union Office or any National Committee Member.
$23.23 per fortnight
From 1st April 2019 new members to the insurance scheme will be required to complete an application form and health information before cover can be confirmed.
Loss of Life
(includes terminal illness diagnosis within 12 months)
"It seems every year unfortunately, payments are made to members under this Insurance Policy.
Given the nature of firefighters' work, this is not unexpected or surprising. As such, I thoroughly recommend this practical but affordable insurance tailored to firefighters' needs."
New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union
Southern Cross Health Insurance
As an employee of Fire and Emergency New Zealand you get a discount on premiums for health insurance.
Health insurance gives you more choice
We value your health and wellbeing by providing you with affordable access to health insurance from Southern Cross.
Having health insurance gives you the peace of mind that you can get the treatment you need, when you need it.
If you are diagnosed with a non-acute, non-urgent medical condition, you could have a long, uncomfortable wait for treatment from the public health system. For private treatment you can expect to pay thousands of dollars for some common operations. Without health insurance, these can be hard to afford.
With health insurance you’ll have:
- faster access to treatment by avoiding public hospital waiting lists
- less inancial stress by reducing your costs of private treatment and time off work
- more choice of when you receive treatment for qualifying conditions.
And a quicker return to health so you can get on with enjoying life.
Why you and your family should join Southern Cross
Southern Cross looks after the health insurance needs of over 800,000 members and pay more claims than any other health insurer in New Zealand.
Through the Fire and Emergency New Zealand work scheme you will benefit from:
- reduced premiums for you and your immediate family on selected plans (conditions may apply)
- only paying for the first two children (under 21 years) on your policy – the rest are free (conditions apply)
- easy payment methods.
Southern Cross offers a range of health insurance plans – from surgical only plans to comprehensive plans that offer a wide range of healthcare services. The aim is always to find a happy balance between cost and cover, so that health insurance is both useful and cost effective.
Getting cover for you and your family may cost less than you think.
Joining is easy
Request a free consultation
Apply over the phone
Email us your name, employer, employers address and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org Complete an online application form using the shortcut code DV southerncross.co.nz/apply-now Contact your local consultant on 0800 GET COVER (438 268), Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm
Offers for NZPFU Members
Specsavers Premium Club
Specsavers take your eyes seriously. That's why we've joined forces to help you look after your eyes whilst looking after your wallet. To register for your voucher, please click here to Register for Specsavers Premium Club and download your personalised voucher. We would like to extend this offer to your family so please feel free to forward this link at your discretion.
Rental Car Offers
Avis is dedicated to providing late model rental vehicles and the highest standards of customer service. Avis offers a wide variety of late model rental cars to suit any travel needs, from small economical compact cars to full size sedans and large 4WD SUV's, so whatever your plans Avis have the right rental vehicle for you. To make a leisure reservation, click here or use your Leisure Pass AWD Number R036199 to book the car class you've always wanted for your next vacation.
Book online through this link with HERTZ, or quote Discount/CDP/Club Code: 2054018
ASURE Accommodation Group, is a New Zealand owned and operated, nationwide accommodation group, offering quality, affordable accommodation with motels, motor lodges, motor inns and apartments. NZPFU members and their families are offered a 10% discount when booking on ASURESTAY.com and entering the promo code: FIRE SERVICE – the 10% discount would only be available by booking online on ASURESTAY.com and is not available for direct bookings. When booking on ASURESTAY.com the costs of accommodation, less the 10% discount if you have put in the promo code, are taken at the time of booking and there is a $25 cancellation fee for any cancellations made at any time. Guests will need to show Fire and Emergency New Zealand proof of identification upon arrival.
Les Mills Corporate Discount
There's no better time to get started on your health and fitness and to experience all Les Mills has to offer. At Les Mills, you¹ll find a range of excellent facilities from weights areas to personal training. Best of all, you can experience the Les Mills world class Group Fitness classes. With classes like Les Mills BODYPUMP®, Les Mills BODYATTACK®, the high intensity workout of Les Mills RPM® or the challenge of Les Mills GRIT™ Series, you'll find the workout that suits you. Save 10% on standard membership - quote “Emergency Services”
Pod Campervan Rentals in Queenstown
The Pod Campervan Rentals in Queenstown New Zealand offer a 10% discount for all members of the emergency services. Read More: www.podrentals.co.nz
Stop Snoring With Snorepro
All New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union members and their families receive a 20% discount off a great New Zealand product. Snorepro (Also known as Snorex) has helped more than 15000 New Zealanders to stop snoring and have a great night’s sleep. Already used by firefighters for many years, Snorepro is now more widely available and at a discounted rate. For more information about the NZPFU discount and a no obligation consultation, please call 0800 888 478 or head to www.snorepro.co.nz
The 2degrees Kiwi Hero Plans gives firefighters all the benefits of a 2degrees Carryover Plan at a specially discounted price. Read more: www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile/pay-monthly/kiwi-hero-plan/
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