A dedicated ambulance officer passed away after a serious ambulance crash in the Waikato yesterday.

NZPFU members join all emergency service workers today in sending their condolences and support to the Ambulance Officer’s family, friends and colleagues.

The member gave 55 years of service to St John and had been an Ambulance Officer for 27 years.

Tragically, a driver of a car was also killed and a registered nurse who was the second occupant of the ambulance was seriously injured.

As a mark of respect all emergency service vehicles are requested to drive with headlights on dip today.

The NZPFU also sends it support to the firefighters and other emergency service workers  that attended the accident, including other ambulance staff attending to one of their own.

Related Articles


Christchurch Local Annual General Meeting

This notice is to inform you that the AGM for the Christchurch Local of the NZPFU, will be held on Thursday 10th August 2023 at Christchurch City Fire Station, starting at 0830. It would be appreciated if the on-duty City SSO could please co-ordinate any truck movements required.

Tauranga Local Branch A.G.M.

Wednesday 23rd of August Starting 8:30am
Venue: Mt Maunganui Fire Station

Annual General Meeting

Members are advised that pursuant to Union Rule B.15.11, notice is given for the Auckland Local Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday 18 August 2023.