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