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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.

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From: Darin Sullivan Subject: Annual FBEU send off - Rex Threlfo Toast. To Illawarra FBEU members. Hi all, For those coming along next
Tuesday 24 July 2018, feel free to join us on the Illawarra train. We are getting  this train.  Kiama Station, 08:56  Albion Park Station 09:16. Dapto Station 09:23, Wollongong Station 09:37  Helensburgh Station 10:12  We'll be on the first non-quiet carriage. If you don't have a ticket yet, there is still time to get your ticket here. Come and have a $100 day out for $45, and send off our retirees. Hope to see you there. Sully


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 2828 Retired District Officer Ron MURPHY, formerly of Ryde, Gladesville, Beecroft, Headquarters, Parramatta and Stanmore Fire Stations, on 20 July 2018. DO Murphy served from 1961 to 1991. Funeral details to be advised.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Firefighter Leslie (Bruce) STONE, formerly a volunteer firefighter at Merrylands Fire Station from 1 November 1972 until 30 September 1976, on 13 July 2018.

Latest In-Orders 18/14

Blue Mountains Retirees Annual B-B-Q
at Springwood Fire Station Wednesday, 1st August 2018. Details


Golf day in memory of Richard Wiffen at Wallacia Golf Club. Friday 27th July 2018. Details

South Region Retirees B-B-Q 2018:
Retired members from South Region, or living in the area, are invited to come and meet up with old friends and workmates at a BBQ to be held on Thursday 30th August 2018 at Kogarah Fire Station Grey St Kogarah. Flyer.

We have received information that S/F Billy Merchant, formally of The Rocks, Revesby and Green Valley has been moved from Lark Ellen Aged Care at Sutherland to The Palms Aged Care Nursing Home Kirrawee NSW. Address 454 President Ave, Kirrawee NSW 2232. Hours: Open 24 hours. Phone: (02) 9521 2963.

The Association has learned of the passing of retired firefighter Bernard HORAN on 09/07/2018. Bernard served in the late 1950s to 1960s and was stationed at City of Sydney. Funeral


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of former Retained Firefighter Stephen HARRIS (521387),  formerly of Denman Fire Station, on 06/07/18. Funeral details will be distributed as they become available.


Information has been received of the passing of Tony Hayman's wife Betty. The funeral is on Wednesday 11th July at 12 noon at the Anglican Church, Oberon. 


Information has been received that the entry for Stan Grunsell Funeral in Saturdays Herald was wrong . They listed it for Wednesday and it should have been for Thursday. All the other information was correct. 


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 1634 Retired District Officer Stanley Vivian GRUNSELL, formerly of Headquarters Fire Station, on 4 July 2018.  Funeral


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 4111 Station Officer David QUINLIVAN formerly of Newcastle Fire Station.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of 269004 Firefighter Robert (Bob) DUN (Retired) of 269 Corrimal on 02/07/18. Bob served with NSWFB from 1961 until 1995 and passed away residing in Tasmania.

The Association has learned of the passing of retired Senior Firefighter 2135 Joseph ‘Joe’ HETHERINGTON formerly of 47 Station Revesby on Monday 2nd July, 2018. Joe joined the NSWFB on 18/05/1956 and retired on 29/04/1991.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Station Officer 4036 William (Bill) DENOON formerly of Neutral Bay, Forestville and Avalon Fire Stations, on 2 July 2018. Funeral details will be distributed as they become available.

FireFit Newsletter 2018 issue 04

Update on the PFAS legacy issue,
which is going to be published on the F+RNSW intranet. Details

The FBEU Annual Rex Threlfo Toast (for all FBEU members) Tuesday 24 July 2018. Details

Notice for FRNSW women's rugby league team. Notice


The 3rd Annual E District reunion is being held on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at Club Redfern (Redfern RSL) from 12noon onwards. All welcome (don’t have to be ex E District). Ask to join the Facebook group NSWFB E District Reunion for more details or contact Paul (Demi) Roussis on 0434813131.

Central Coast Retirees Christmas BBQ.
Tuesday 4th December 2018. At Bateau Bay Fire Station. 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 21/07/18 ***
***  In-Orders 19/07/18 ***
Photo Gallery 28/04/18
 Retirement Functions 12/07/18
***  Social Events 17/07/18 ***