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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!


(19/02/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of former Superintendent Stewart EARNSHAW (3466) formerly of Zone Regional West 1, Dubbo, on Sunday 17 February 2019. The Late Mr Earnshaw’s Family have advised that there will be no funeral service.

(13/02/2019)
Latest Commissioner's Orders 2019/03 
received.

(12/02/2019)
Update on Deputy Commissioner John Anderson:
Bruce Johnson has received information relating to Retired Deputy Commissioner John Anderson. He has recently fallen and injured his hip which required Hospital attendance. . He is presently at home and would welcome contact on 0417-416-036. We all wish him a quick recovery. Bruce

(18/01/2019)
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Firefighter David GREGORY (378050), formerly of Mittagong Fire Station, on 9th January 2019. Funeral

(22/12/2018)
Please be advised that AFAC have released the date for the 2019 AFAC National Memorial Service being held at the National Emergency Service Memorial, Rond Terrace, Parkes ACT. The event will occur on 1 May 2019 at 0845 to 1000 hours. A flyer is attached with more information. Please share this information with your colleagues including retirees etc. Regards, PAUL BAXTER Commissioner. 


Permanent Messages


(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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