NZ Fire Brigades Institute

We promote the technical training of New Zealand Fire Brigade members

New Zealand Fire Brigades Institute

The New Zealand Fire Brigades' Institute encourages and promotes the technical training of members of fire brigades and other related organisations.

We do this by providing field days, qualifications with IFE's diplomas, and a $10,000 scholarship.


Latest NZFBI News

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2021 AGM for the NZFBI will be held on Friday 5th November 2021 at 5pm. Location: The Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington

For the agenda & more details about the AGM

Nominations for Member of Branch Council


Nominations are now being sought for one vacancy on the NZFBI Council.
Find out more information & the nomination form

Security Team Member

Field Days

Run in various locations around New Zealand. 


Education & Qualifications

We offer award diplomas & special merit awards.


Technical Info & Advice

Share learnings, expertise and advice for NZ fire brigade members.



Research, evolving technology & methodology. 


We encourage the advancement of knowledge & skills in fire & emergency operations in New Zealand

Fire Hoses

Field Days

We run a variety of Field Days to provide education pathways for our members. These are run nationally within New Zealand with the aim to offer 3+ per year. 

"Behind the Scenes" at Fire Comms Centre

Learn & see behind the scenes at the Fire Communication
Centres - including day-to-day operations, comms side of the radio, resources & abilities available

Central region:

Tuesday 8th June

Saturday 12th June

Northern region:

Tuesday 6th July

Saturday 10th July

Southern region:

Tuesday 3rd August
Saturday 7th August

Find our more about these events plus read about our previous Field Day reports