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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 Association regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer 1378 Charles THORNTON formerly of 11 Station Woollahra, 01 Station City of Sydney and 27 Station Parramatta. Charles passed  away on Thursday 19th April 2018. He joined the service on 01/03/1951 and retired on 04/07/1987. Funeral details will be advised when available.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter 493007 Trevor Raymond RICH formerly of 493 Station Wellington on Thursday 19th April 2018. Any questions please contact Mark Moroney on
0417 258 302.

The Museum of Fire needs your assistance. Please see the attached flyer for details on how you can help.


Reminder: 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. Entry Form & Details.

Bryan Booker
is still in hospital, but now he can be contacted on his mobile no. 0400-432-096

The Rotary Emergency Service Community Awards
( RESCA )Invitation to attend the Awards Ceremony) 1st June 2018 Bankstown Sports Club. The nominations for the RESCA awards have been finalised and 32 finalists were announced on the 11th of April by Minister for Emergency Services Mr. Troy Grant. Media Release. Invitation.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained 371009 D/Capt. Allan BANNON formally of 371 Station Macksville on the 8th April 2018. Funeral


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer 2371 Les BALL formally of 16 Station Concord, 07 Station Stanmore and 255 Station Charlestown on Sunday 08 April 2018. Funeral

The “FireFit” Teams (Health & Fitness, “Mental Fitness” and Health & Medical) are pleased to provide the second FireFit Newsletter for 2018. It’s an easy 1-page read, so enjoy!


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Firefighter 4197 Richard WIFFEN on 4th April 2018. Richard was formally of 08 Station,88 Station and a Workplace Assessor. Richard had a long term illness, funeral details to be advised. 

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


The Chris Fuller Cup
is a 3 game rugby league competition between FRNSW and NSW Correctional Services. Chris worked 10 years with Correctional Services before joining FRNSW. Unfortunately Chris lost his battle with cancer in 2016. The Chris Fuller Cup is in memory of Chris and his dedication to both services. FRNSW rugby league club are looking for players to play in the Opens, Masters over 35’s and the Women’s teams. OPENS - This year the opens will play 3 games against NSW Correction Services at McCredie Park Guildford. 02 May 18 1900 Hours - 23 May 18 1900 Hours - 22 June 18 1900 Hours. A game against QLD firefighters in July. A game against Navy TBA. Contact Heath Langdon 0408 975 654. MASTERS Over 35 - A game against Police at St Marys in July - Mandura W.A. October. Contact Mark Lynch 0414 935 292. Women’s - All interested women players wanting any information. Contact Station Officer John Henry Mobile 0412 786 097. Flyer

Latest In-Orders 19/06


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

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 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.

2018 Shellharbour Retirees luncheon: Tuesday 17th April 2018. Details

Permanent Messages

Another report on the problem with old type Foam.

The Museum of Fire
is requesting your assistance. Please see attached flyer on how you can help.

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

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 18/03/17
 ***  Funeral Notices 13/04/18 ***
In-Orders 28/03/18
Photo Gallery 24/03/18
 ***  Retirement Functions 14/04/18 ***
***  Social Events 14/04/18 ***