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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!

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Senior Firefighter George Frederick KIERNAN (2333), formerly of 77 Station St Marys, on Friday 12th July 2019. Funeral

Latest Commissioner's Orders 2019/14 

Date for your diary: Wednesday, 9th October 2019, NSWFB Retirees Annual Luncheon
at '99' on York. Come and meet up with your old friends and work mates over a drink and good meal. Wives and partners welcome. Cost and invites will be available in early September.

Please see the attached NSWFB Golf Club game flyer for our next game at Penrith Golf Club. The July game for 2019 is at Penrith Golf Club on Tuesday 23rd July B platoon first shift. Please note all FRNSW staff, friends and family are invited to play any or all of the Golf Clubs games. Flyer

HQ 'C' Platoon Reunion, Saturday, 28th September 2019. All past and present Headquarters and City of Sydney C platoon firies and friends are invited to catch up on old times over a beer. The Palace Hotel 730 George St Haymarket from 1600hrs. RSVP to Chris Perris 0411 022 079 or  Flyer

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Firefighter Steven BALDWIN (230023), formerly of 230 Station Bombala, on Wednesday 26th June 2019. Funeral

We have received information that retired Station Officer Raymond LAMBERT (2245) formerly of 47 Station Revesby passed away on Saturday 22/06/2019. Funeral


SOUTH REGION GET TOGETHER 2019:  Retired members from South Region, or living in the area, are invited to come and meet up with old friends and workmates at a BBQ to be held on Wednesday 21st August 2019. At No 21 Station, Gray Street (cnr Kensington Street) KOGARAH. Time: 10.30 hours – 14.30 hours. Come and enjoy a BBQ and refreshments with your old workmates and friends and meet up with the new breed of dedicated firefighters and view the new equipment. RSVP Wednesday, 14th August. Contact : Bill Powell Ph: 9583 2706 (Please leave message) Email: or Bruce Johnson Ph: 9417 2187. PLEASE NOTE : No Parking Available At Station. Details

From Kel Mcnamara: As part of C/Supt Rick Griffiths send off on July 26th at the Bowlers Club in the city we are possibly looking to organise a bus from the Northern Beaches to the city and return. Anyone who may be interested in getting a seat on the bus can contact me direct. We just want to try and gauge numbers and hopefully work out a cheap option for everyone. The bus would probably leave 68 Narrabeen Fire Stn and have a pick up at 69 Dee Why Stn and maybe even 36 Crows Nest depending on interest. Cost would be approx. $10 each way. Thanks. 
Kel McNamara. (m) 0429691153

The next "E" District Reunion 4 (EDR4) will be held on Tuesday 15th October 2019 to be held at Club Redfern (Redfern RSL) commencing at 12 noon. All welcome to attend and you don’t have to be ex E district just turn up. Great way to rekindle old friends. For more information Contact Paul (Demi) Roussis 0434813131 or Peter McCoy 0405675416. Also there is a facebook group ‘NSWFB “E” District Reunion’ for those on facebook who would like to join for updated information. Thank you, Paul Roussis.

Permanent Messages

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
Presumptive Legislation for Firefighter Cancers
:- information from Chief Super Mick Ryan

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.    Previous Message

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 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

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