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.
495036 Captain Andrew ‘Drew’ Armitage from 507 Station Woolgoolga is currently in Royal Prince Alfred
(RPA) Hospital suffering a serious illness. He is due to undergo an operation tomorrow
(Thursday 19th). The family has requested no visitors at this time For further information please contact Inspector Tony Lenthall on 0427 148 168.
2018 Mardi Gras Invitation:- FRNSW has been invited to participate
in the 2018 Sydney Mardi Gras on Saturday 3rd March
2018. If you are interested in taking part, details are
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Station Officer
Alan (Aldo) RAY (4229), formerly of 472 station Turvey Park ‘D’, on Monday 15 January 2018.
Please be advised that
NSW Fire Brigades Retirees Association Incorporated
has changed it's email account to email@example.com.
Station Officer Alan Ray (4229) has suffered a serious illness and has been admitted to hospital.
SO Ray was previously attached to 472 Station Turvey Park. At this time Alan is in a Sydney hospital, information about his condition will be forwarded when it is available.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Senior Firefighter
Colin (Col) HESSION (4862), formerly of Lane Cove ‘D’ and Crows Nest ‘D’ Fire Stations, on
31st December 2017. Sue Hessions’s funeral has been postponed and arrangements
have been made so that a funeral for both Sue and Col can be made together.
New Year message to Association Members: The President and Committee
wish all members and their families a Bright and Healthy year ahead for 2018
We also offer our thanks to you all for your support during the past year.
We also offer our thanks to the Commissioner & Officers and Fire fighters
Of Fire Rescue NSW for their support and help with the Regional Functions throughout the State during the past year.
With your continued support, the Association is looking forward to a
bigger and better year ahead. Bruce Johnson - President.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Senior Firefighter James
MULDOON (4429), formerly of Charlestown Fire Station on Friday 29 December 2017.
We have received information that Sue HESSION, wife of Col Hession has passed away.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Qualified Firefighter
Colin FLEMING (5803), formerly of Headquarters (City of Sydney) ‘B’ and 25 station Mosman ‘A’ Fire Stations, who passed away on Thursday 21 December. Colin is the father of 8559 Senior Firefighter Guy Fleming attached to 24 station Manly ‘C’ Platoon.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter
Ross PENROSE (308006), formerly of 308 Station Grenfell on 18 July 2017.
A funeral service was held on 21st July 2017. Firefighter Penrose served from 15 July 1973 and retired on 30th August 2002
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter 402030
Robert WYLIE - 402 Salamander Bay on Sunday, 17 December 2017.
495036 Captain Andrew ‘Drew’ Armitage from 507 Station Woolgoolga is currently in Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital suffering a serious illness.
He is due to undergo an operation tomorrow (Tuesday 19th). The family has requested no visitors at this time.
For further information please contact Inspector Tony Lenthall on 0427 148 168.
Cricket mega bash: A call for players for the FRNSW cricket side to play in the Emergency Services Mega Bash.
This is the 7th annual Emergency Services Mega Bash event to be held on
Saturday 20 January 2018 at Gannon’s Park, Isaak St, Peakhurst. All profits are being donated to Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation. This event has become the Children's hospital main fundraiser.
Beyondblue National Survey: This survey is due to close soon and
Beyondblue are trying for one final push to allow everyone to
have their say. Details
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Corner 17/01/18 ***
Notices 17/01/18 ***
Retirement Functions 08/01/18