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This Site Was Last Updated On 10th December 2019

 
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 Station Officer Gavin BELL (7783), formerly of 440 Station Shoalhaven, on Tuesday 10th December 2019. Funeral details will be advised when they become available.

(08/12/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Senior Firefighter Bradley KELLEHER (5980), formerly of 77 Station St. Marys and Appliance Training, on Monday 2nd December 2019. Funeral

(06/12/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Firefighter Eric COOMBES, formerly of 418 Station Paxton, 
on Wednesday 1st December 2019.
Funeral

(06/12/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Firefighter Kevin Raymond MILGATE, formerly of 233 Station Bourke, on Wednesday 4th December 2019. Funeral

(06/12/2019)
From Jon Boland:  Retired Station Officer Doug Boath has been unwell/ and in hospital. and he would appreciate some visitors. He has asked me if I could arrange visitors for him. Please contact Jon Boland on mobile 0468 363 401.  Yours sincerely
Jon Boland.

(05/12/2019)
Latest Commissioner's Orders 2019/24 
received.

(03/12/2019)
NSWAFI Education/Social night - Thu 5/12/19 Flyer

(01/12/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Senior Firefighter Alan Steven WILLIAMS (5653), formerly of Alexandria BA Unit, on Saturday 16th November 2019. A Funeral Service has already been held.

(01/12/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Senior Firefighter Leon BUNN (2755), formerly of the Appliance Training Unit, on Tuesday 26th November 2019. 
Funeral

(01/12/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Firefighter 2498 Vince HAMPSTEAD on Friday 29th November 2019. Vince joined the NSWFB on 04/07/1958 and retired on 25/10/1985. 
  Funeral

(01/12/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Firefighter 3572 Rodney PRESTON formerly of 260 Station Newcastle, on Friday 29th November 2019. Funeral details will be advised when they become available.

(26/11/2019)
Central Coast Xmas Race Day. 4th December, Gosford Races (the Entertainment Grounds) Riverdale Bar 11 am onwards All welcome

(26/11/2019)
Next Monday, 2nd December, is the date for the next breakfast at Wamberal Surf Club, Dover Road, Wamberal, at 9.30 am. All firefighters and retired firefighters are welcome. Come along and renew old and new acquaintances, save a few front fences and set the World to rights. Regards, Mick Ryan

(21/11/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Senior Firefighter Andy COLE (5633), formerly Senior Instructor Country MS1, on Monday 11th November 2019. No contact with family or flowers at this time. Further details from Insp Russell Turner 0439 602 349, or Senior Firefighter Mick Johnsen 0417 439 172. 
Funeral

(21/11/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Station Officer Terry HANCOCK (3966), formerly of Drummoyne, Silverwater, Wentworthville, Seven Hills and Kellyville Fire Stations, on Saturday 16th November 2019. 
Funeral

(19/11/2019)
Reminder: Send off for SO Mark Black AFSM.
Places are filling fast for next week’s send off for SO Mark Black AFSM. Payment due by this Friday 22nd). No paying at the door. Details

(16/11/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of former Firefighter Alan MORRIS, formerly of 505 Station Wyong, on Saturday 9th November 2019.
Funeral

(15/11/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of former Firefighter Barry FROST (255010), formerly of 255 Station Charlestown, on Friday 8th November 2019. Barry is the father of Station Officer Chris Frost, of 516 Station Newcastle.
Funeral

(12/11/2019)
The Commissioner wishes to advise that 5813 Inspector Brett Ryan, Duty Commander MS3 B, is currently suffering a serious illness and is undergoing treatment at home/hospital and will be off work for an extended period. Brett is happy to take calls but has elected to keep his number private. Any enquiries may be referred to Zone Commander MS3 Greg Rankin 0418 238 632 or any Duty Commander at MS3

(12/11/2019)
The Commissioner wishes to advise that retired Station Officer Terry Hancock (3966), formerly of Drummoyne, Silverwater, Wentworthville, Seven Hills and Kellyville Fire Stations, is currently in Bed 5 at Mt Druitt Hospital Supportive and Palliative Care Unit. Visitors are welcome at this time.

(12/11/2019)
From Kim Clarke:
Due to a catastrophic bush fire alert being declared the retirees BBQ at Tingira Heights Fire Station has been postponed to a date to be fixed.

(11/11/2019)
From S/O Peter Butler: Hi all, I just want to pass on my thanks to everyone I have been associated with throughout my years with the Fire Brigade. My times up 11/11/2019 will see the end to my career in the Fire Brigades. I have met and worked some wonderful people over the years. I will always have some great memories of my 36yrs service. But a new chapter awaits, life's to short. All the best to everyone. Stay Safe.

(01/11/2019)

BERRY CHRISTMAS ‘FRNSW CHRISTMAS FUNCTION’ At Berry Hotel. Friday 13th December 2019
from 5pm. All shifts, all staff, all stations, retired or not! Please text Nathan Goodsell on 0413 247 977 if going, to help assist Pub with numbers. Flyer


Permanent Messages


(09/03/2019)
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 darinsullivan1@gmail.com
(27/10/2018)
Presumptive Legislation for Firefighter Cancers
:- information from Chief Super Mick Ryan

(27/09/2018)
PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION BILL:
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: david.felton@fire.nsw.gov.au. 1 Amarina Avenue, Greenacre, NSW 2190. 
www.fire.nsw.gov.au    Previous Message

(17/06/2018)
Update on the PFAS legacy issue,
published on the F+RNSW intranet. Details

(12/10/2017)
Another report on the problem with old type Foam.

(16/08/17)
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

(12/11/16)
 
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. gmalpass@tpg.com.au

(11/01/16)
Letter From Roger Bucholtz Re: Defined Benefit Income. Letter

(14/03/12)
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


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Commissioner’s Orders 05/12/2019
Photo Gallery 21/10/19
Regional Retiree Reunions 14/10/2019
Retirement Functions 07/11//2019

Social Events 26/11/2019