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.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Firefighter 5229
Neale FRASER formally of 260 Station C Platoon, on Saturday 24 March 2018.Funeral details to be advised when they become available.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer 5107
Albert CLIFFORD formally of 27 D Platoon,on Saturday 24 March 2018.Funeral details to be advised when they become available.
The Photo Gallery has
been updated with 220 photos kindly provided by Bob Morris's
Daughter Margaret. Bob Morris would be well known by all
Firefighters serving before 1982 when he retired. Margaret would
like help in identifying other people in the photographs. If you can
help please email me email@example.com
with the information, stating the photo number and position of the
person/persons in the photograph. I will add the information to the
photo and pass it on to Margaret. Regards, Barry.
371009 D/Capt. Allan Bannon (ret.) from 371 Station Macksville is suffering a serious illness. He is resting at home at this time.
All enquiries to Inspector Tony Lenthall 0427 148 168.
Hi All, Just a friendly reminder that 210 Balgownie Captain Greg
Fredericks AFSM farewell function is fast approaching on Saturday
07/04/18, if you are coming could you please make payment
and let me know as RSVP are due by next Friday 30/03/18 there are no
tickets available at the door. If you have any questions please
contact me by email or on 0413648479. Acting Captain Luke Rowles.
Message from retired Firefighter David Donohoe: Dear Friends,
I just signed the petition "STOP The Unsafe Changes to Aviation Safety
Regulations!" and wanted to ask if you could add your name too. This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind
it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign
the petition here: https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/stop-the-unsafe-changes-to-aviation-safety-regulations
Thank you! Dennis.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retained Firefighter 521434
Anthony (Tony) HENNESSY
of 359 Lawson Fire Station on 19th March 2018. Tony had a long term illness,
Funeral details will be advised once arrangements have been made.
Retired Inspector Bryan Booker is still in Concord General Hospital,
following a Stroke last week, He is undergoing rehab and has been
transferred to the Rehab Ward 14.. Contact
is available on 9767 6014.
The 2018 Guns & Hoses Surf Comp is on again 8th/9th
May 2018. Any queries please call Station Officer Andrew White 0412561028 or 353 Kincumber Station.
Form & Details.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer
Phillip Edward BOOKER (3860) formerly of No. 54 Station Cronulla, C Platoon,
on Sunday 11 March 2018. Funeral
The Annual Sean Maroney 000 Aquathon is again to be held at Brighton Le Sands at 10am,
Wednesday the 28th March 2018. Details
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 5800 Retired Station Officer
Wayne McMAHON on 24th February 2018. Wayne served at 36,01,25,50,43,61,58,341,304,434 stations. Wayne had a long term illness.
2018 Shellharbour Retirees luncheon: Tuesday
17th April 2018. Details
Changes to the Committee: Due to the non-response to fill the
position of Treasurer the following appointments have been made. Vice
President - Bill Powell, Secretary/Treasurer - Ray Kelly. I personally
thank them for stepping up.
Decrease in Centrelink Pension Payments
Retired Inspector Tom Keelty is concerned that Retirees may be disadvantaged by the reduction of Centrelink aged pensions every September with the CPI increase.
Tom is concerned that we will eventually lose our Government pension altogether and our pension card as well and believes we are entitled to these entitlements as former tax payers.
We paid our super contributions on our gross pay amount, not our net amount so the Government did well out of us. Consider also the measly pay we received over those years. I wont go on any more but you may have good ideas on this as well.
Tom gives the following example I am in receipt of State Superannuation payments, also I receive a Centrelink pension of $150 per fortnight. Every September my super is adjusted to the CPI increment. This year it was $10 per fortnightly payment. Every time this increase happens the Government cuts the pension by this exact amount.
I feel, eventually, the Centrelink payments, as well as my pension card with its concessions, will disappear.
Tom has contacted his local Federal Member, Anthony Albanese regarding this issue. He has replied stating that he understands the frustration for people in these circumstances and has offered the services of a person in his office who can help with Centrelink related enquiries.
Tom encourages fellow retirees in a similar situation to contact their local Member with their grievance.
The Health & Fitness Team are pleased to provide the first FireFit Newsletter for 2018.
Please be advised that
NSW Fire Brigades Retirees Association Incorporated
has changed it's email account to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another report on the problem with old type Foam.
The Museum of Fire
is requesting your assistance. Please see attached
on how you can help.
Latest PFAS information
supplied by Chief Superintendent Dave Felton
Information Sheet - PFAS Questions & Answers
Information Sheet Firefighting Foam and PFAS
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. email@example.com
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
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
Notices 25/03/18 ***
*** Photo Gallery
Retirement Functions 18/02/18