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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 com plete the Membership Form on line.
News Flashes!

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Senior Firefighter Esmond 'Ebb' STANLEY (2802), 
formerly of 054 Station Cronulla, on Wednesday 5 August 2020. Ebb joined NSWFB in October 1961 and served until his retirement in November 1999. He was 80 years of age. A Private Cremation will be conducted next week, with a Memorial Service to be held later in the year. Memorial Service details will be updated in FR360 once advised. To submit a message of condolence, visit online condolence form

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer Michael SHERWIN (6334), formerly of 40 Station Willoughby, on Thursday 30th July 2020. Funeral. Anyone wishing to submit a message of condolence may do so utilising the online condolence form.

NSWFB Golf Club Upcoming games at Muswellbrook & Cypress Lakes Golf Clubs on Sunday 30th August & Monday 31st August 2020. Details

Latest Commissioner's Orders 2020/15 

E district reunion POSTPONED: Unfortunately, due to the current COVID situation, The E District reunion scheduled for the 26th August 2020 will be POSTONED. Should conditions improve we plan to reschedule the event later in the year to a date to be advised. Stay safe ! Paul (Demi) Roussis

Cancelled Breakfast at Wamberal: Hi Everyone, There is a parking problem at Wamberal caused by Council using the Surf Club parking area and nearby road, which they have closed, for their equipment to deal with the subsidence of the residences in the area. I have been in contact with the cafe and also with Paul Brown and decided to cancel our next meeting next Monday, 3rd August. Looking forward to seeing you on the following first Monday of the month, which is 7th September. Cheers. Mick

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of current serving Qualified Firefighter Grant TOMKINS (7071)
  formerly of 060 Station Avalon on Monday 13th July 2020. Funeral  .  Anyone wishing to submit a message of condolence may do so utilising the online condolence form.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer Robert 'Bob' WEIR (1898), formerly of 030 Station Lidcombe, on Wednesday 15th July 2020. Bob is the father of Retired Station Officer Andrew Weir 
and uncle to Retired Station Officer Mark Weir and Station Officer Craig Weir, of 241 Station Bulli. Funeral details will be updated once advised. Anyone wishing to submit a message of condolence may do so utilising the online condolence form.

From Mick Ryan:
I have been informed by the Zone Office, that they do not receive visitors to fire stations at present, owing to the Corona Virus restrictions. Therefore, we will not be having a mid year BBQ this year. Perhaps things will improve and we will be able to have our November/December BBQ. Regards from Mick Ryan

From David Donohoe:
I have been trying to find an embroided NSWFB badge ( photo attached ) for years 
without success. I have found someone who can make them for $15.00 with or without service number plus approx $5.00 postage. If anyone is interested I can be contacted by email or on 0432999440. Regards, David Donohoe.

Online Condolence Book:
With the recent sad passing of firefighters within our FRNSW family, it is fitting to honour them and reflect on their service by creating a personalised online condolence book. Details

Permanent Messages

Need someone to talk to? The Retiree’s Peer Support Team is a group of retired firefighters, who are there to support other firefighters when personal difficulties arise in their life. Right now, many people are experiencing further challenges caused by draught, bushfire crisis and now a worldwide pandemic. The members of retiree’s peer support are not counselors, but someone to talk to and if appropriate, guide you to professional help. All conversations are treated with confidentiality. Contact Information: Email: Website:  Duty Officer: 0477 342 750

From: Darin Sullivan:
Hi all, If you have had a cancer that may be related to firefighting but think it may be outside the current legislation that we got through parliament, please contact me for more information. Feel free to pass this and my email address on to others this may also assist. Regards, Sully

Presumptive Legislation for Firefighter Cancers
:- information from Chief Super Mick Ryan

The NSW Government today announced that it will introduce amendments to workers compensation legislation to make it easier for firefighters diagnosed with certain cancers to claim their workers compensation entitlements. The amendments reverse the onus of proof for firefighters who are diagnosed with one of 12 prescribed cancers and do not impose a limit on accessing the provision post-employment. Known as presumptive legislation, firefighters who are diagnosed from today onwards will be entitled to the amendments, subject to the passing of this legislation. These important changes will ensure our firefighters promptly receive their workers compensation entitlements. Under current legislation, firefighters are fully entitled to claim workers compensation benefits for the cancers proposed to be prescribed. However, they must establish that a listed cancer has arisen from their occupational exposure. This is often very complex and difficult, and insurers may dispute the work relatedness of the cancer and deny liability. The amendments will make it easier for eligible firefighters to claim their existing entitlements. Over the past 12 months, the NSW Government consulted with the Fire Brigade Employees Union and the Rural Fire Service Association, as well as our agency and the Rural Fire Service, in the development of these reforms. Regards, CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT DAVE FELTON AFSM, COMMISSIONER'S CHIEF OF STAFF, OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER. T: (02) 9265 2678 M: 0417 414 824 E: 1 Amarina Avenue, Greenacre, NSW 2190.    Previous Message

Update on the PFAS legacy issue,
published on the F+RNSW intranet. Details

Another report on the problem with old type Foam.

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

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

Dates Items Last Updated

Commissioner Corner 25/03/2017
*** Funeral Notices 08/08/2020 ***
Commissioner’s Orders 30/07/2020
Photo Gallery 11/01/2020
Regional Retiree Reunions 14/10/2019
Retirement Functions 19/02//2020

Social Events 30/07/2020