Wellington Operational Support Unit

The Wellington Operational Support Unit are the only volunteers operating in the Central and Southern parts of Wellington, with a history dating back to 1899 as the Wellington Volunteer Fire Police. As well as assisting fire crews with a variety of operational support duties at major events, it is also a specialist salvage unit, equipped with pumps and aquavacs to help remove bulk water and minimise damage from flooding and firefighting activities.
Responding from Kilbirnie Fire Station (or direct to the scene), the unit's members routinely attend greater alarm incidents, or requests for traffic control or salvage, to locations as far north as Pukerua Bay, west to the Makara coast and to the North East to Korokoro.

Wellington Operational Support
Officer in charge : SSO Jono Ashman
Number of members : 20
Response vehicle : Kilbirnie 2426
Contact Details
Contact name : SSO Jono Ashman
Address : Kilbirnie Fire Station
7 Troy Street
Phone number : (04) 388-3778
Email address : jono.ashman@fireandemergency.nz
Website : Wellington Operational Support
Contact : SSO Jono Ashman
Phone : (021) 917 767
Email : jono.ashman@fireandemergency.nz
Page updated : June 2021