Welcome to the Wairarapa Rural Fire District

Welcome to the site for the Wairarapa Rural Fire District (WRFD). The WRFD is an enlarged rural fire authority which was formed 1 December 2004 with the fire management amalgamation of three district councils and DOC.

The WRFD is one of the largest Fire Authorities in the North Island, covering 593,624 hectares. It is responsible for all rural fire management, prevention, and suppression in the Wairarapa. On average the WRFD responds annually to more than 200 notifications during ‘non-drought’ years.

The WRFD currently has eight Volunteer Rural Fire Forces that are located throughout the district at Castlepoint, Tinui, Riversdale Beach, Mauriceville, Wainuioru, Tora, Ngawi, & Lake Ferry. These Volunteer Rural Fire Forces are well trained and resourced to enable them to effectively respond to and manage various fire incidents that may occur anywhere within the district.

A large number of people volunteer their time to ensure that their community, and our district, remains a safe and vibrant place to live. But due to the transient nature of the employment forces in these areas the WRFD is always keen to talk to people interested in joining the crews at one of the above forces.

Mission Statement

Provide the level of forest and rural fire management service appropriate to the risks and needs of the rural community in the Wairarapa regions.

Latest News

Masterton A & P show

Mauriceville VRFF were invited along to the Masterton A&P show to help with a BBQ sponsored by Ed Wallace and to show off their Isuzu appliance.

While the weather was a wee bit on the damp side it did not stop a large number of kids trying out the fire hose, which was also put to good use cleaning off a couple of boys who created their own entertainment on a mud slide. (at the fathers request)

Many thanks to the Mauriceville crew and Eric Barber for the efforts on the day