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Ahuroa Volunteer Rural Fire Force was formed in 1996 after a group of farmers was approached by Rodney District Council to form a fire party in the Ahuroa District.
In 1997 funds were raised to build a two-bay Fire Station at 299 West Coast Road, which housed our Fire Appliance and first Response Vehicle.
Over the ensuing years, fundraising has helped to purchase hand held radios, the First Response Van and medical equipment such as a defibrillator. Then the Fire Station was extended to provide a lecture/social room, kitchen and bathroom facilities.
All members have to attend courses and pass exams before they can respond to fire callouts. Training is every Tuesday night and members attend various weekend training courses throughout the year.
Five of the volunteer members are also Qualified Co-Responders who are trained by St John to attend medical emergencies. They attend fortnightly lectures and also work shifts at Warkworth Ambulance Station. So don’t be surprised if you call an Ambulance and AVRFF arrives first. Sometimes an Ambulance can be 30 minutes away.
If you’d like to become a volunteer, please contact the Chief Fire Officer Alastair Todd on 422 5556.
The fire station is on the western corner of West Coast & Komokoriki Road. It was officially opened, by Mayor Penny Webster, on 10th April 2010. Here are some photos we took on the day: