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NZRT-09 Upper Hutt

Key contact
Team Leader: Dave Butcher 021 GO UHCR (021 468 427)


Team profile
Upper Hutt Community Rescue (also known as NZRT-9) holds training once a week on Monday nights from 7.30pm onwards. The team was formed in 1995 out of a community initiated response to provide Upper Hutt with a viable and effective civil defence team. The team is administered by an elected committee and runs as a non-profit organisation.

All team members work towards a minimum qualification of Orange Card Responder, which is a New Zealand Fire Service certification ensuring minimum industry standard of competency. We also have specialists in our team in emergency medical response, high angle rope rescue, flood and storm response, communications, swift water rescue, welfare and urban search and rescue.

Our recent activities have included being deployed to the earthquake in Christchurch in February 2011, assisting New Zealand Search and Rescue on USAR jobs, supporting Wellington Free Ambulance with emergency response during a three day snow storm and rescuing a motorcyclist injured in Akatarawa Forest Park.

Statement of Commitment
Upper Hutt Community Rescue is committed to:
  • providing a service to the Upper Hutt community and the greater Wellington region.
  • supporting community activities where first aid and rescue may be required.
  • having all members trained to a common standard using recognised programs and methods.
  • continuous expanding the teams skill and knowledge base to enable compatibility with existing emergency services.
  • open communication between UHCR and existing emergency services