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Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade

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Contact: For emergencies dial 111.

Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade

Oneroa Physical Location 3 Weka Street (09) 372 8473

Onetangi Physical Location 10 Totara Road (09) 372 8666

The Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade operates out of two stations - one in Oneroa and the other in Onetangi. It is staffed entirely by volunteers who are called by sirens that are triggered from Auckland. Its long-term fire chief is Ron Leonard, who is also contracts supervisor for Auckland City on the island.

If your interested in volunteering you can find lots of information on this page. or contact the brigade via this link.


In the early 1950s fires were common enough on Waiheke to prompt residents into action. But authorities on the mainland saw it differently - Waiheke did not qualify for a brigade.

However, volunteer bucket brigades were formed with five villages each receiving five knapsack pumps and five buckets. It was recommended that at strategic points throughout the district fire gongs, in the form of steel brake drums or similar, be installed. - Gulf News

The Waiheke Fire Brigade was officially formed on May 15, 1952. A brief history of its early days was published by Gulf News in 2008, written by a 'longstanding volunteer' who declined to be named.