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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!

Received information that S/F Billy Merchant, formally of The Rocks, Revesby and Green Valley has been placed in Lark Ellen Aged Care, 129 Jannali Ave, Sutherland NSW 2232. Phone: (02) 9521 2339.

Latest In-Orders 18/12

Invite to Mt Druitt Fire Station Opening:
On behalf of the Commissioner, I would like to extend an invitation for any past members from Mt Druitt Fire Station to attend the Official Opening of Mount Druitt Fire Station, located at 81 Railway Street, Mount Druitt on Thursday 5th July 2018 at 1:15pm. The dress code is Winter dress uniform with medals, peak cap and tie for officers, and business attire/smart casual for non uniformed personnel and guests. Please RSVP with your acceptance to Belinda Serra by email or by phone 9621 7498 by Monday 25th June 2018. Please contact Superintendent Alex Scott if you have any further inquiries about this event.
Fire & Rescue NSW SUPERINTENDENT ALEX SCOTT AFSM, GIFireE ZONE COMMANDER METRO WEST 1 T: (02) 9622 8071 M: 0418487242 LinkedInE: 42 Huntingwood Drive , Huntingwood, NSW 2148


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Retained Firefighter Roger MILLWARD (385011) formerly of 385 Station Moss Vale on 17/06/2018. This message was received by the Association after the funeral which was held at 1300 hours today.
We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by the late notice.

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Station Officer Ross FERGUSSON (3915), formerly of Lane Cove, Crows Nest, City of Sydney (Headquarters) and Queanbeyan Fire Stations. Funeral details were only received today. We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by the late notice. Funeral

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Fire Fighter 252007 Stephen William NEATE, formerly of 252 Station Carrington, on Monday 11 June 2018. Stephen joined the NSW Fire Brigades on 15/12/81 and served till 31/7/93 appointed as the Engine Keeper 25/03/89. After leaving NSWFB Stephen continued to serve the community as an RFS member in the Thornton Brigade. Funeral details will be advised when available. 

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

Central Coast Retired Firefighters BBQ Lunch: On Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018 at 1100 hrs NSW Fire Brigade Retireeís Assoc. Inc. Central Coast Area, is having a BBQ lunch at Hamlyn Terrace Fire Station, at 48 Minnesota Road, Hamlyn Terrace. 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, mobile 0438 244 803, or by email at . (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

Reminder: Next Friday Firies
0900 at Toongabbie Sports Club Friday 29th June 2018. Attached is a Flyer with the dates for the rest of the year and contact numbers for enquiries.

The next Communications Luncheon is on Friday, 29th June 2018 1130hrs for 1200hrs at The Garden Buffet, Crown Casino, Sydney. Everyone associated with Comms is welcome including wives/partners. No need to book, just turn up. Any queries contact Sid McDonald on 9660 5026.

Reminder: Last minute changes to the FRNSW Rugby League Club Chris Fuller Cup:
The Chris Fuller Cup has now been reduced to 1 game. The game is played between FRNSW and NSW Correctional Services and will be on the 27th June 7pm @ McCredie Park Guilford. FRNSW rugby league club are looking for players to play in the Opens, Masters over 35ís and the Womenís teams. Details

Latest In-Orders 18/11


Updated funeral details: The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Michael CAHILL formerly the Commissionerís driver on 02/06/18.  Funeral

From Office Of The Commissioner: For the information of all Staff and visitors - Parking at City of Sydney Fire Station. Due to the temporary relocation of The Rocks Fire Station to COS there is insufficient parking space available for additional vehicles, including Departmental minor Fleet vehicles, on the Station Premises. Only drivers who have preassigned parking will be admitted onto the Station Premises. All personnel are requested not to telephone COS to request parking as it will be refused. 

We have received information that retired Firefighter John BUCKLEY (2545) passed away yesterday Friday 1st June 2018. Funeral


Update on S/F Dave Proust
, S/F Dave Proust is recovering well from recent surgery at Royal North Shore Private Hospital. He is now able to have visitors. For any further information about Dave, please contact Acting Supt. Bob Barton on 0409 816 075 or Retired Inspector Ron Sinclair on 0407 274 314.

We have received information today that Mr Lloyd LYON retired Fleet Manager has passed away.  Funeral

Updated funeral details: The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Superintendent 3742 Jon LANGSHAW formerly of Zone South 6, on Wednesday 23 May 2018. Jonís son, Senior Firefighter Christopher Langshaw, is a serving Firefighter attached to No. 94 Station, Kellyville ĎCí Platoon.  Funeral


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter Robert Francis McILWAINE formerly of 66 Station Rhodes. Robert served from 15/12/71 to 30/11/78. Robert was the younger brother of Rhodes Captain Greg Mcilwaine.  Funeral

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 (donít 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 BBQ. Tuesday 3rd July 2018.
At Hamlyn Terrace Fire Station.
Central Coast Retirees Christmas BBQ. Tuesday 4th December 2018. At Bateau Bay Fire Station. Details

Latest FireFit Newsletter 2018 issue 03

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 22/06/18 ***
 ***  In-Orders 22/06/18 ***
Photo Gallery 28/04/18
 ***  Retirement Functions 19/06/18 ***
***  Social Events 22/06/18 ***