Who We Are

We are a professional body of people committed to providing the highest level of emergency management to our areas

New Zealand Fire & Rescue Commanders Association

The New Zealand Fire Service is managed operationally from 5 Regions located in Auckland ,Tauranga Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Each Region consists of a number of specific geographical Areas (24 across the Country) each of which is commanded by an Area Commander and supported generally by either one or two Assistant Area Commanders.

These Commanders manage a mix of paid and volunteer Brigades across their respective Areas as well as contributing to operational cover across the wider region and nationally if required. Almost all of these Commanders are members of our Association.

Our Values

It is our vision that staff will aspire to the rank of Fire Commander and thus our mission is to enhance the rank and role of Commander to be a professional, rewarding and safe role






“Enhancing the rank of commander, providing support and advocacy to members, and supporting the New Zealand Fire Service 2020 vision.”

Our Committee

Roy Breeze
Roy BreezePresident
Area Commander, Waikato
Region 2
Waikato Area

Mobile: 027 290 8441
Work: 07 834 1700

Des Irving
Des IrvingSecretary
Assistant Area Commander, Tasman-Marlborough, Region 4
Tasman-Marlborough Area

Mobile: 027 275 2272
Work: 03 546 2100

Greg Crawford
Greg CrawfordTreasurer
Assistant Area Commander
Christchurch Metro

Mobile: 027 436 0054
Work: 03 372 8610

Committee Members

Dave Stackhouse
Dave Stackhouse
Area Commander
Christchurch Metro Area

Mobile: 027 226 0359
Work: 03 372 8618

Rochelle Martin
Rochelle Martin
National Manager Career Recrutiment

Mobile: 0210802148

John Booth
Assistant Area Commander

Mobile: 027 482 2299
Work: 09 354 5174

Darryl Papesch
Assistant Area Commander / Manager Operational Efficiency & Readiness

Mobile: 027 278 4112
Work: 07 834 1704