NSWFB Retired Firefighters & Wives Association Photo Gallery

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2355 viewsOld friends, Some of us have weathered pretty good. Jean and I have considered ourselves very lucky. This photo was taken on our 80th Birthdays and our 60th Wedding Anniversary. So we're doing well. Some of the "Old Mates" will get a chuckle out of these.

George Coffey 1275 Station Officer. P.S. Dave Gardener especially will get a kick out of this.
2352 viewsThese vintage fire engines on parade are taken at The Enterance "mardi gras" Parade 2003. The front engine is a 1924 garford driven by S/F McDonnell, the others in the background are No.285 Mack,1934 Dennis ACE,No 309 Bedford J1. This information was kindly given by Station Officer Guy Ellis.
Fireman Phil Knight and S/O Frank Douglas Knight 19641269 viewsFireman Phil Knight and S/O Frank Douglas Knight 1964
984 viewsAbove: A ceremony at the Museum of Fire to celebrate the listing of three vintage fire engines on the State Heritage Register.

The three engines were a rare 1891 Shand Mason horse-drawn steamer and two other classic fire engines: a 1929 Ahrens Fox and a 1939 Dennis Big 6. Several members of the Retired Members and Wives Association attended the event, including the oldest living retired firefighter in NSW, 99-year-old Fred Orriel. Fred turns 100 on 9th March 2005 and the Brigade and Retired Members and Wives Association intend to arrange a special event to celebrate Fred's Brithday. Retired firefighters in their old firefighting uniforms added a sense of authenticity to the occasion and were only too happy to describe their experiences on the three appliances. The listing of these fire engines is important for the NSWFB as it reflects our journey to become one of the world’s leading fire and rescue services. It also guarantees that their significance will not be lost on future generations. The picture above shows from left to right:- Retired Inspector Bruce Johnson, Retired Station Officer Fred Orriel, Retired Inspector Ted Thompson and Retired Station Officer Tony Hayman.
924 viewsBuckingham's Department Store Sydney Anzac Day 1968. One of NSW Fire Brigades Largest Fires
710 viewsPresentation of Patches to the Association by Chief Superintendent Mal Connellan on behalf of the Commissioner. Patches received by Dave Gardner and Bruce Johnson. These patches will be used as part of memorials placed on the graves of NSWFB servicemen killed in the great War.
Probationary Firemen at Paddo Training College early 70's. Kindly supplied by Charles Walker.681 viewsFrom left to right are probationary Firemen, Bill Turner, Rod Simpson, Stuart Schmidt, John Sullivan and Charlie Walker. It is believed the photo was taken by Glen Mara.
681 views'C' Platoon
634 viewsThe big old original FCV at the Thredbo incident.
Taken by Steve Clarke (Rastus) and provided by Les Roach.
627 viewsDO 'Scratchy' Aitkin's last day.
597 viewsChristmas 1961. Top of table from left to right. D/O Len Swift, D/O Jack Nance, S/O Jack Melrose. 3rd from bottom on left P/F Les Wiley.
Sorry don't know any others!
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