Waipu Operational Support

The Waipu Operational Support unit have been supporting the brigade for the past 35 years. They cover State Highway 1 from about 6 km north of Waipu to the top of the Brynderwyns, which is about 18 km south of Waipu. The unit is regularly called out to a number of MVA's along this stretch of road, but with the installation of passing lanes and other improvements to the highway, this number has dropped.
They also backup Ruakaka brigade to calls at the NZ Oil refinery and to the LVL Timber plant at Marsden Point, as well as to the Fontera Dairy Factory in Maungatroto. Currently the Waipu Operational Support unit average about 80 calls per year.

Waipu Operational Support
Officer in charge : CFO Christopher Westlake
Number of members : 4
Response vehicle : Waipu 1629
Contact Details
Contact name : CFO Chris Westlake
Address : Waipu Fire Station
23 Nova Scotia Drive
Phone number : (021) 890 004
Email address : chris.westlake@fireandemergency.nz
Contact : CFO Chris Westlake
Phone : (021) 890 004
Email : chris.westlake@fireandemergency.nz
Page updated : June 2021