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Our Team


Our Team


At HELiFIRE New Zealand (Rural Fire Service Ltd) our main focus is to provide quality aerial firefighting equipment and excellent customer service. We specialise in providing Fire, Safety and Aerial Firefighting Solutions for helicopter operators and Wildfire Managers.




FIRE CAPTAIN & DIRECTOR - Simon Osborne is responsible for enabling and developing solutions to meet our client’s operational needs. Simon is a licenced Pilot (PPL) and qualified Advanced Firefighter, Teacher (Technical and Further Education), "A" Grade Automotive Engineer (Diesel) and Fitter and Turner. His early career was as an Automotive Engineer (Diesel), Heavy Rescue and Flood Rescue volunteer with the NSW State Emergency Service and Able Seaman Marine Technical Propulsion Phase II with the Royal Australian Navy.


As a long serving rural firefighter he has significant operational uniformed service in all facets of firefighting gained over 24 years as a member of a number of fire brigades operated and maintained by the New Zealand Fire Service, Local government as a Rural Fire Authorities (Fire Services) and body corporates as Forest Industry Brigades.


I have acquired this experience in a wide variety of roles and incidents as a Senior Firefighter, Driver & Pump Operator (NZFS), Crew Leader, CAT 1 and CAT 7 Tanker driver/operator, Helipad Leader, Sector Leader and Incident controller. I also serve as a Fire Captain of a Forest Industry Brigade where I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of my team.


As an Australian Defence Force veteran he is proud that he served his country through military service and continues to serve as a volunteer Rural Firefighter.


Simon and our firm specialises in the fabrication of stainless steel products for the Aviation industry such as HELiFIRE Monsoon Bucket and portable Live Fire Simulators for fire trainers in the firefighting industry. 




FINANCE & DIRECTOR - Janice Osborne joined HELiFIRE New Zealand in 2015. After an extensive career in finance with major firms, she instilled a large measure of experience and skill in managing our books. Since arriving, Janice has taken over the accounting and administrative areas, running both ably and efficiently. She serves as the primary point of contact for all calls into HELiFIRE New Zealand.


CONTRACT ENGINEERING PERSONNEL - We also employ expert, multi-discipline contract engineers, fitters and technicians to help us grow and expand our operations.


We Look Forward to Serving You


Call us on +64 6 856 6091 or Click Here to send us your enquiry.