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We produce and distribute circulars about our policies and procedures to the rural fire sector. These circulars describe the key functions that sit within the NRFA as a national coordinating body.
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Rural Fire Fighting Fund Claims - Equipment and Personnel Rates

The National Rural Fire Authority has completed the annual revision of the fair and reasonable fire equipment hire and personnel rates schedule to be used by Rural Fire Authorities when lodging claims on the NRFA Rural Fire Fighting Fund.
NRFA Circular RFFF Rates 2016 07.pdf
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File size: (480607kb)
Date of issue: 14 February 2017

Guidelines for Grant Assistance for 2016

Please note the conditions attached for purchasing approved items and claiming of subsidy
Guidelines Grant Assistance 2016.pdf
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Grant Assistance for Appliances, Water Carriers and Housing of Appliances

Fire Authorities seeking subsidy to purchase items as listed in this circular are required to complete and submit the attached Application Forms to the National Rural Fire Authority for approval.
Circular 2016 05 Grant Assistance Appliances 2016-17 FY.pdf
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Grant Assistance for Equipment

Fire Authorities seeking subsidy to purchase items as listed in this circular are required to complete and submit the attached Application Forms to the National Rural Fire Authority for approval.
Circular 2016 04 Grant Assistance Equip 2016-17 FY.pdf
#2016-04
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Grant Assitance for Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS)

Fire Authorities seeking subsidy to purchase items as listed in this circular are required to complete and submit the attached Application Forms to the National Rural Fire Authority for approval.
Circular 2016 03 Grant Assistance RAWS 2016-17 FY.pdf
#2016-03
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Grant Assistance for VRFFs to attend FRFANZ or UFBA conferences

The following is the policy procedure for a VRFF member travel grant for representation at the FRFANZ or UFBA Annual Conference
Circular 2016 02 Grant Assistance Scheme Amendment VRFF grants.pdf
#2016-02
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National Training Courses

As part of the new Rural Fire Training operating model, the NRFA through the NZFS Government Training Establishment is coordinating a schedule of middle to high level roles for specialist positions in 2016.
NRFA Circular 2016 01.pdf
#2016-01
File size: (220017kb)
Date of issue: 1 April 2016

Introducing a new standard NRFA Standard for Use of Aircraft at Wildfire Oct 2015

The Rural Fire Committee of the Fire Service Commission has approved a NRFA standard to; help ensure effective, efficient, and safe use of aircraft at wildfires, and facilitate cooperation between aircraft operators and RFAs.
Introducing a new standard NRFA Standard for Use of Aircraft at Wildfire Oct 2015.pdf
#2015-10
File size: (281380kb)
Date of issue: 21 October 2015

RURAL FIRE FIGHTING FUND CLAIMS - EQUIPMENT HIRE & PERSONNEL RATES REVIEW AND POLICY APPLICATION

The NRFA has completed the annual revision of the fair and reasonable fire equipment hire and personnel rates schedule to be used by RFAs when lodging claims on the NRFA RFFF.
Circular 2015-08 Review of RFFF Rates Policy.pdf
#2015-08
File size: (296349kb)
Date of issue: 15 September 2015

Circular 2014-09 Revised NRFA Fire Weather Observation Standards V3 2014

This National Rural Fire Authority (NRFA) circular is intended as an advisory notice to the publication of the revised NRFA National Minimum Standard for Fire Weather Observations.
Circular 2014-09 Revised NRFA Fire Wx Obs Standards V3 2014.pdf
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File size: (160683kb)
Date of issue: 20 August 2015
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