The New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union has kick-started the Hamilton Firefighters Trust fund with $20,000.

The Union formed the Charitable Trust to receive donations to provide financial support and assistance to the families of those killed or injured at the Tamahere fire.

NZPFU National Secretary Derek Best says that "this is a trust established by firefighters for firefighters".

"Both the firefighters and their families directly involved in this tragedy will need a wide range of support for many months, and assistance from this trust will be of great help."

The Union established the Trust particularly to provide a formal legal structure to dispense the funds received. The distribution of funds collected will be determined by those best to know the areas of need – Firefighters in Hamilton.

The Trust has opened a bank account to receive donations:

Account Name: Hamilton Firefighters Trust
Bank: ANZ, Petone Branch
Account Number: 01-0542-0140032-03

Deposits will be accepted at any branch of the ANZ Bank or alternatively you can direct credit the account using internet or phone banking services.

Related Articles

VIEW ALL

Annual General Meeting – Further Change of Meeting Date

Members are advised that due to the latest COVID-19 announcement from the Government, the Auckland Local has postponed our Annual General Meeting until Monday 28 September.


Tauranga Fire Station

The Tauranga Local is becoming increasingly concerned with the safety and functionality of Tauranga Fire Station and the inconsistency of information regarding its replacement.


Wellington Local Committee Member

In accordance with the Rules nominations were called for the position of Local Committee Member due to a casual vacancy arising on the Wellington Local.