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.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Senior Legal Officer
Peter HEARN, formally of the Executive Suite, Corporate Head Office, on Monday 11th March 2019.
Photos from Phil Cox added to Photo
253 Casino Centenary:
On behalf of the Commissioner, I would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the 253 Casino Station Centenary, located at 43 Hickey Street, Casino 2470 on
Saturday, 6 April 2019 at 10:00 am.
The dress code is: ∑ Firefighters: Summer dress uniform, ribbons, peak cap and tie,
∑ On shift operational firefighters: duty wear, Non-uniformed personnel and guests: business attire/smart casual.
Please RSVP with your acceptance to me by email email@example.com or by phone 66811847 before 23 March 2019.
Please contact me if you have any further inquiries about this event.
Fire & Rescue NSW KYLA FAY AREA ADMIN OFFICER REGIONAL NORTH ZONE 2 OFFICE
T: 02 66811847
Latest Commissioner's Orders
We have received information from Superintendent Peter Stathis that Ian (The Toad) Harrisís wife
Barbara HARRIS passed away over the weekend. Her funeral details are as follows;
Date: Thursday 14 March 2019, Time: 15:00 Hours
Location: Nth Chapel Pinegrove Crematorium, Kington Street, MINCHENBURY,
I lost contact with them in recent times so I donít have an address for those of you who may wish to send a card, but if I find out I will advise accordingly.
Regards, Peter.x.s Superintendent Peter Stathis AFSM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSWFB Golf Club next game Tuesday 19th March 2019 Gerringong Golf Club intercity Challenge.
Any questions please contact Glenn on 0407 516252 or at 68 Stn Narrabeen on C Platoon, or Greg Flynn on 0404885675 or at 47 Stn Reversby on B Platoon, or Gav Nagle on 0407 233127 or 36 Stn Crows Nest on C Platoon.
Golf Club 2019 Games
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of former Firefighter Allen Robert
DOWELL (467010), formerly of the 467 Tumut, on 1st March 2019.
The families of Ivan Skinner wish to advise that Ernest Ivan
SKINNER formerly of Radio Workshops Chullora passed away last week on Thursday 28th February 2019.
The family also provided some photos
The Commissioner would like to advise that the late
Firefighter George BALDOCK (8352), who passed away while serving on the 27th February 2019, will be farewelled on Wednesday 13th March with a Full Brigade Funeral.
As advised earlier, retired Station Officer Noel "The Horse"
Sweatman, formally of Headquarters and Glebe Fire Stations, suffered a fall at home and is currently in Gosford Private Hospital. Visitors and calls are welcome.
Gosford Private Hospital, Burrabi Avenue, North Gosford. Ph: (02) 4324 7111
Information recieved from Jim Neal: 2808 Firefighter Francis
JORDAN formally attached to punch bowl fire station today passed away at Campbell Town hospital,
Presumptive Legislation for Firefighter Cancers:-
from Chief Super Mick Ryan
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:
1 Amarina Avenue, Greenacre, NSW 2190.
Update on the PFAS legacy issue,
published on the F+RNSW intranet. Details
Another report on the problem with old type Foam.
Latest PFAS information
supplied by Chief Superintendent Dave Felton
Information Sheet - PFAS Questions & Answers
Information Sheet Firefighting Foam and PFAS
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. email@example.com
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
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