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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!

Communications get together Lunch
on Wednesday 6th December, 2017 at 1130 for 1200 at the Star City Casino Buffet.

Alan Kingett retired, formerly of 86/102 Stations is currently in Westmead hospital. He has undergone bone marrow transplant. At this time he is not taking any phone calls or visitors. Information provided by Richard Wiffen.


Help Sully this Movember!
Darin Sullivan Appeal Details


Movember Bowls Day Thursday 30th November 2017
Wiseman’s Park Bowling Club. All firies, friends and family welcome. Details

NSWAFI December Education Night - Thursday 7th December 2017. Details


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter Mark CRONIN (364018), formerly of 364 Lithgow West Fire Station on 4 November 2017. Funeral

Latest In-Orders 17/22 received.

A new link '' has been added to the Useful Links page offering a number of resources for seniors. The NSWFB Retirees Association is not responsible for any transactions members may undertake from using these links.

85 Photos of Parramatta Luncheon added to Photo Gallery .


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Deputy Captain Stephen (Garry) LAMBKIN (254017), formerly of 254 Cessnock Fire Station on 6 November 2017.  Funeral


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter Mark CRONIN (364018), formerly of 364 Lithgow West Fire Station on 4 November 2017. Funeral details will be disseminate when available.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter Ron BENTLEY, formerly of 441 Sawtell Fire Station last week.  Funeral


Friday Firies.
Next meeting is Friday 24/11 at 1100, lunch at 1200 and a game of bowls at 0930 at Toongabbie Sports Club, Station Road Toongabbie.

Employees, volunteers and former employees from police, fire and rescue, ambulance and emergency services across Australia are being invited to participate in a short survey, Answering the call – beyondblue’s National Survey on Mental Health and Wellbeing of Police and Emergency Service Personnel. Any members interested should contact the organisers in this information document.

Central Coast Retired Firefighters BBQ Lunch:
On Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 at 1100 hrs, NSW Fire Brigade Retiree’s Assoc. Inc. Central Coast Area, is having a BBQ lunch at Fire Station 353 Kincumber, 836 The Scenic Road, Kincumber (cnr. Abundance Street). It is hoped that you will be able to attend, together with your wife, partner or friend. Please contact me (Mick Ryan) on 0438 244 803 or 4324 4809, or by email at to assist with catering. (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.

2017 Emergency Services Golf Day:
17th November 2017. Welcome to the 3rd annual Emergency Services Golf Day. Attached is the information and entry pack, and Hole In One Prize which has everything you need to know about putting your team in this year! 

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 08/03/17
  Funeral Notices 10/11/17
 In-Orders 08/11/17
  Photo Gallery 08/11/17
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