Fire Brigade



The Plimmerton Volunteer Fire Brigade is located on Sunset Parade in Plimmerton.  The brigade was established in 1934 and provides first response fire and rescue services to the communities of Plimmerton, Pukerua Bay, Camborne, and Mana, and also attends incidents throughout the Arapawa region as required. Their website is

To contact us by phone, ring Senior Station Officer Dave Anderson at (04) 233 1659, or email


Latest news - posted 27 June 2013

The Fire Brigade has had a very busy time lately due to the recent storm on 20 June 2013. Twenty nine calls in 36 hours! The calls ranged from aerodynamic trampolines, felled trees, windows blown in/out, conservatory roofs, and probably the most serious events - power lines down causing mayhem and extreme danger. The Fire Brigade wants to thank those kind people who came to the station with homemade pies, muffins, cakes, coffee and many thank-you cards. This is really appreciated. We also attended to an oven fire and a washing machine fire during the storm.


Getting into the spirit of Christmas are, from left, Snr Firefighter Johnny Johnson, Rotarian Wendy Betteridge, Station Officer Tony Sutorius and Snr Station Officer Dave Anderson of the Plimmerton Volunteer Fire Brigade who will be combing Whitby and around the inlet "tooting for tucker". Photo by Derek Paterson. Whitby Newsbrief, December 2012 pg 18.



Older news: (posted 26 October 2012) 

The Brigade has had an eventful month. We attended a truck on fire at the SH1 weighstation recently in the early hours of the morning. The blaze was extinguished quickly but crews from Plimmerton and Porirua worked for an hour turning over the contents of the load. We also attended a four car accident at Pukerua Bay that furry barely did not result in any injuries.

Three Brigade members travelled to the City of Minoh near Osaka, Japan and were hosted by the Minoh Fire Brigade as part of a good will visit. A highlight of the trip was being taught how to tie their own rope harnesses before abseiling down a tower - a knot not to get wrong!


Older news from September 2012:

The Brigade is pleased to report that the proceeds from the Promenades Day are being used to fit out our logistics support van with a safety cage and customised equipment racks. The fit out will be complete this month and will help us to safely carry more gear.

The clocks change this month so it's time to also change and check smoke alarm batteries. We recommend a smoke alarm on each sleeping room and common spaces away from cooking and other fumes.


Carl Mills
Chief Fire Officer


An important reminder from our Fire Brigade: "Insurance companies require you to have your chimney cleaned every twelve months. Bird nests and/or soot can build up in your chimney and can create a very costly exercise for you...and us."

The Plimmerton Fire Brigade has membership vacancies for willing members of the community living in the Plimmerton, Cambourne and Mana areas. We are particularly wanting to hear from local people who can be trained to respond as firefighters during weekdays. Please email for more info or visit the fire station any Wednesday from 7.15pm.

New van on the road. "We have taken delivery of our new support vehicle thanks to all those who helped us fund raise especially Mana Lions, and you good people out there. Pub Charity, Lion Foundation and the Mana Community Grants Foundation... Thanks for your generosity to us." This will assist with training and logistics support.

Last Updated: 26/07/2013 5:12pm