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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!

Information received from Dennis Pendergast: You may not of heard the terrible news that David WADE late of the city, 45 and 90 stns (both with me) passed away recently. David resigned about 6/7 years ago from the Central Coast area and moved to Tweed Heads and passed away at only 57. His obituary notice was in the Sutherland Shire Leader last Wednesday. Regards, Dennis Pendergast

Retirees BBQ Lunch at Newcastle: Tuesday 12th November 2019 Starting at 12 noon at Tingira Heights Fire Station. RSVP by the 1st November. Contact Trev Tranter on 0429301427 or Kim Clarke 0401339219

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Firefighter Michael DURRANT (5839), on Saturday 28th September 2019. Funeral

Send Off Reminders for:- 7921 SF Cath Dorahy Sunday, 20th October and S/O Frank Van Treeck Thursday, 24th October.

The Museum of Fire is hosting 3 Great events over 3 weekends starting 20th Oct 2019. Take advantage of great value and join us for three fundraisers. (attachment) We are running a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to purchase a Shand Mason Steamer, auction closes 12th Oct 2019 your help would be appreciate in adding this great piece to our collection. Click here for the GoFundMe Link. Warmest Regards Mark White AFSM OAM Executive Chairman  Museum of Fire, 1 Museum Dr, Penrith NSW, 2750|PO Box 400, Penrith NSW, 2750 P:(02) 4731 3000|M:0418 402 478|F:(02) 4731 2983 NSWFB Firenet Ext: 5930 E: W:  HERITAGE PARTNERS TO FIRE & RESCUE NSW, DROPBOX to upload large files to me.  ABN 82 857 840 289, Reg Charity DGR # 57122, Authority to Fundraise CFN10426

NSWFB Golf Club:
  The second October games are our annual Hunter Valley trip at Muswellbrook Golf Club on Sunday 20th October C Platoon second shift followed by Cypress Lakes Golf Club on Monday 21st October B platoon second shift. Accommodation is available at Cypress Lakes, staying Sunday night 20th. Bookings for both Golf & Accommodation are essential. All FRNSW staff, friends and family are invited to play any or all of the Golf Clubs games. Any questions please contact me (Glenn) on 0407 516252  FLYER

Latest Commissioner's Orders 2019/20 

Central Coast Area Retired Firefighters BBQ Lunch: On Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 at 1100 hrs NSW Fire Brigade Retireeís Assoc. Inc. Central Coast Area, is having a BBQ lunch at Gosford Fire Station, at 12 Brougham Street, East Gosford. Food and drink will be supplied by the Fire Brigade. It is hoped that you will be able to attend, together with your wife, partner or friend. Please contact me (Mick Ryan) to assist with catering on- Ph.4324 4809, M: 0438 244 803, or by email at . (No alcohol is allowed on Fire Brigade premises) We are updating our list of retired firefighters on the Central Coast, so if you know of any retired firefighters who have come to the Central Coast, would you ask them to contact me so that they can be included on our list. If you do not wish to be contacted regarding these functions, please let me know so that your name can be removed from the list. 
Regards from Mick Ryan

The Commissioner wishes to advise that Station Officer Morgan Cook (7471) from the Fire Investigation and Research Unit, is soon to be admitted to Westmead Hospital for the next stage of his treatment. Morgan is likely to be recovering in hospital for a number of weeks and it is requested that there be no visitors. Any enquires regarding Morganís condition may be referred to Superintendent Graham Kingsland on 0414 637 206.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer Peter Harold BUDDEN (3085), on Friday 27th September 2019. Funeral


Trivia Night
to raising funds for the Firies climb for MND event. Saturday 26th October 2019. Flyer


NSW Police & Emergency Services Sailing Regatta
on Lake Macquarie. Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 November 2019. Flyer

North West Region / West Region Parramatta Retirees BBQ: SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019 Starting at 11 am Parramatta Fire Station. RSVP by Wednesday 6th November 2019. Contact: Alan Hitchell 96285675 or 27 Station Parramatta 98954620. FLYER

Permanent Messages

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 13/10/2019 ***
Commissionerís Orders 09/10/2019
Photo Gallery 23/08/19
*** Regional Retiree Reunions 14/10/2019 ***
Retirement Functions 08/10//2019
***  Social Events 14/10/2019 ***