Australasian Events | United Fire Brigades' Association

By: United Fire Brigades Association  06-Dec-2011

Eight New Zealand teams were selected by the UFBA to represent the country in the Australasian Firefighters Championship, hosted in Rotorua on 17th & 18th October. And each of those eight teams put in an exceptional effort at the event, which comprised a total of 30 teams.

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