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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!


(1Y/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 details will be advised when they become available.
Funeral

(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 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. Further details will be advised when they become available.

(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.

(07/11/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Senior Firefighter Wayne MARTIN (6339), formerly of 98 Station Cranebrook, on Monday 4th November 2019.
Funeral

(07/11/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of former Firefighter Arthur Napier DONNELLY, formerly of 460 Station The Entrance, on Saturday 2nd November 2019.
Funeral

(06/11/2019)
Latest Commissioner's Orders 2019/22 
received.

(02/11/2019)
The Commissioner wishes to advise that retired Senior Firefighter Wayne Martin (6339), formerly 98 Station Cranebrook, is currently in palliative care at Katoomba Hospital. Wayne’s family have requested that there be no visitors at this time. Any enquiries may be referred to Station Officer Garry Mitchell on 0414 867 814

(01/11/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Station Officer Michael “Mick” HOWARD (4971), 
formerly of 205 Station Armidale and the State Training College, on Sunday 20th October 2019.
Funeral

(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

(01/11/2019)
Reminder:
Send Off for 359018 Captain Chris Campbell. Saturday, 9 November 2019  Details

(31/10/2019)

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer Howard INGESOLE (2484), on Saturday 26th October 2019.
Funeral   
A tribute page has been created, and those wishes to leave a tribute for Howard may do so utilising the following link; https://www.jamesmurray.com.au/tribute-centre/tributes/#client/dfd73077-31d8-4bf0-9bf9-9d8fb30ffb31 

(30/10/2019)
From Alan Hitchell: Parramatta annual Bar-B-Q 19 years still going with your attendance. Book by Fri. 6th Nov. for lunch ( late bookings to Alan ) On Sat. 16th Nov. your support is needed to keep this running catch up with old friends and foe's and enjoy a great lunch bring the grandkids its Xmas time . FLYER

(26/10/2019)
From Mick Ryan: Hi Everyone, It is only about 3 weeks before our BBQ lunch at Gosford Fire Station, 12 Brougham Street, East Gosford. If you have not already replied as to whether you will be attending, or not, would you please do so as soon as possible. If you know of any other firemen who might like to attend, please let them know about it. In order to keep these BBQ get togethers going, we need more firemen to attend. Cheers Mick. Details

(25/10/2019)
The Commissioner wishes to advise that Retired Senior Firefighter Andy Cole (5633), formerly Senior Instructor Country MS1, is currently in hospital undergoing tests in relation to an illness. No further information is available at this time. Andy and his family request that there be no calls or visitors, at this time, and would prefer that all enquiries are directed through Insp Russell Turner 0439 602 349, or Senior Firefighter Mick Johnsen 0417 439 172.

(23/10/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of former Firefighter Peter HAZELWOOD (9406), on Sunday 13th October 2019.
Funeral

(22/10/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Station Officer Edward “Ted” HONEY (2047), formerly of 50 Station Hornsby, on Saturday 19th October 2019.
Funeral

(22/10/2019)

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Senior Firefighter Maxwell Lawrence ANDERSON (1832), on Sunday 6th October 2019. A Funeral Service has already been held

(21/10/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Station Officer Michael HOWARD (4971), formerly of 205 Station Armidale and the State Training College, on Sunday 20th October 2019. Funeral details will be advised when they become available.

(21/10/2019)
The Commissioner wishes to advise that retired Captain Eric Larkins (454004), formerly 454 Station Tarro, is currently in John Hunter Hospital suffering from a serious illness and Eric’s family have requested that there be no visitors at this time. Any well wishes, or enquiries regarding his condition, may be referred to Eric’s daughter, Karen, on 0418 679 013.

(21/10/2019)
Photos of 'E' District Get Together
at Redfern RSJ on 15th October added to
Photo Gallery

(18/10/2019)
Photos of NSWFB Retirees Annual Luncheon
held on 9th October added to
Photo Gallery

(14/10/2019)
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

(07/10/2019)
Central Coast Area Retired Firefighters BBQ Lunch: On Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 at 1100 hrs NSW Fire Brigade Retiree’s 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 mickryan@netspace.net.au . (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

(20/08/2019)

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


Dates Items Last Updated

Commissioner Corner 25/03/2017
*** Funeral Notices 17/11/2019 ***
Commissioner’s Orders 06/11/2019
Photo Gallery 21/10/19
Regional Retiree Reunions 14/10/2019
Retirement Functions 07/11//2019

Social Events 07/11/2019