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The NSW Fire Brigades Retirees Association Incorporated, is a voluntary association which aims to provide members with useful information, keep members advised of upcoming events, send offs, dinners and functions and maintains the comradeship and friendships formed during service with NSW Fire Brigades. Depending on privacy considerations it may be possible to help members keep in touch with or contact former comrades. The association is open to any retired member of NSW Fire Brigades both operational and administrative and includes wives and husbands. It costs nothing to join the Association, just write, call or email and give us your details or complete the Membership Form on line.

News Flashes!

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer Merton Walter Langford COOKE (618), formerly of No 3 Station The Rocks (B pltn) on 16 September 2017. Merton was 105. Funeral

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of FRNSW Bandsman, Noel DRUERY. Noel passed away at his home on Monday morning after a long battle with illness. Noel had been a member of the Band for 35 years, playing Euphonium and serving as a committee member for much of that time, making significant contributions, particularly in relation to the organising of tours in the 80's and 90's. Funeral


Newcastle Ball 2017: Our 2017 Event is coming and tickets are limited! We have stripped away the formality and taking a casual approach this year to raise money for the JHH Childrens Burn unit and KIDS Foundation. We need your help. Book a seat, or book a table with friends. Saturday November 4th @ Hamilton North Bowling Club we will be kicking off a night of food, music and heaps of great items to raffle and auction off. Flyer Please email

Reminder-E District Reunion:
A reunion for E district members is being organised for Monday October 9th 2017 at Club Redfern (Old Redfern RSL). Starting at 10 AM to 6PM. Last year was a great success and we are aiming to make this an annual event. The reunion is open to ex E district and any other people interested in attending. Anyone with facebook who would like to be added to our group can find us as the NSWFB E District Reunion page. It is a closed group, just request to be added and you will be included to the group. Further information please contact Paul Roussis on 0434813131 or Peter McCoy on 0405675416. Thank You, Paul Roussis.

Reminder-NSWFB Retirees Election for Committee 2017.
Committee Vacancies:- Information has been received from Dave Gardner, Bruce Johnson and John Davis regarding their desire to stand down from their positions on the Committee to take effect from the AGM in October. The work done by these three members has been tireless and their combined contribution will be sorely missed. See below for a brief outline of their service.  If you are interested in participating on the Committee please feel free to contact any member of the committee  Details


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer John DAVIES (2926), formerly of Berowra and Burwood Fire Stations on 17 September 2017. ohns son and daughter-in-law (Craig & Robin), grandson (James) and nephew (Brett) are current Firefighters. 

NSWAFI Education Night - Thursday 5/10/17 Details 

Latest In-Orders 17/18


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Senior Firefighter Albert James (baked bean Bertie) LOVERIDGE (1561) formerly of 35stn on 7/09/2017 at St. George Hospital. Funeral


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retained Firefighter Gregory JOLLEY of Wentworth earlier this week. Funeral


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Former Retained Firefighter, 207004 Engine Keeper Joachim "Joe" HESSENBERGER, formerly of 207 Albion Park Rail Fire Station who passed away on Friday 8th September, 2017, after a long illness. Joe Hessenberger is the father of Captain Rachel Hessenberger from Albion Park. Funeral

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter Neville J QUINLAN (278004)
formerly of 278 Station Deniliquin on 4 September 2017.  Funeral

Latest PFAS information
supplied by Chief Superintendent Dave Felton AFSM.
1. Information Sheet - PFAS Questions & Answers
2. Information Sheet Firefighting Foam and PFAS
3. Timeline - FRNSW Historical Use of PFAS Containing Firefighting Foam

Tamworth Firefighters Ball: 21st October 2017
at Wests Leagues Club. Flyer

HQ "C" Platoon Reunion 2017: Saturday 21st October 2017. Details.

Date for your diary: NSWFB Retirees Annual Luncheon: Wednesday 18th October 2017
to be held at 'Club York' 99 York St. Sydney. Invites will be posted later to those who have elected to receive mail.

2017 Emergency Services Golf Day:
17th November 2017. Welcome to the 3rd annual Emergency Services Golf Day. Attached is the information and entry pack, and Hole In One Prize which has everything you need to know about putting your team in this year! 

NSWFB Retirees Cloth Badge
now available for purchase. Details

Parramatta NSWFB Retirees Annual Luncheon 2017. Friday 3rd November 2017.

Permanent Messages

Email from Garry Malpass. To come straight to the point. I was hoping I could get a message across to the members who retired medically unfit regarding rehab providers and insurance companies. The background is, that once you go out on workers comp the insurers will send you to a rehab provider so they can return you to work in suitable employment with a new employer. Under the workcover act you have the right to choose your own rehab provider. Therefore the crunch of the matter is, I can put them in contact with a really good rehab provider if they wish. So if any members are interested they can email me and I will give them the details. Thanks Garry Malpass.

Letter From Roger Bucholtz Re: Defined Benefit Income. Letter

The FRNSW Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.  These medals are not automatically issued to existing retirees. If you qualify you must submit a Request To Be Recognised For Long Service And Good Conduct Award form.  Form

I'd just like to remind members that if they have any old photos, or stories, they wish to publish on the web.  You can either download the photos yourself by making an account on the photo application, or, if that is too daunting, you can attach them to an email, or post them to me on a cd and I will place them on the web.  If you make an account on the photo application, please email me so I can authorise it!  Also, if you provide some info on the photographs I will add that too!     Barry Fiddler.

Dates Items Last Updated

Commissioner Corner 08/03/17
*** Funeral Notices 22/09/17 ***
 In-Orders 14/09/17  
Photo Gallery 25/08/17
*** Retirement Functions 21/09/17 ***
*** Social Events 21/09/17 ***