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.
Next Monday, 5th June 2023, is our next
Paul Brown breakfast soiree at Wamberal Surf Club, Dover Road, Wamberal, at 9.30 am. All firefighters and retired firefighters are welcome.
Come along and renew old and new acquaintances, save a few front fences and set the World to rights.
See you there next Monday, Mick Ryan
Extra Info Added Re-accomodation: Send off for:- 6436 C/Supt Phil Lindsay’s send off. Friday 14th July 2023
The Retirees Association has been advised of the passing of retired Station Officer
Robert 'Bob' POPE (3193) on 11th May, 2023 at Mollymook. Robert joined the NSWFB on 6th March 1964 and retired on 11th October 2002 from #94 Station Kellyville.
A private funeral service has been held.
Date of funeral corrected. The Retirees Association has been made aware of the passing last week of 6613
Malcolm WARREN. Funeral
Send off for:-6936 Pat Clancy Friday 28th July 2023
Illawarra Retirees Annual Luncheon 2023: Retired members and their partners from the Illawarra or members now living there, are invited to come and meet up with old friends and workmates at a luncheon to be held on
Wednesday 14th June 2023.
Please RSVP by Wednesday 7th June 2023 to assist with
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of current serving firefighter
Katrina ROBINSON (520574), formerly of 342 Station Kandos, on Friday 19th May 2023.
Funeral details will be updated once advised.
We have received advice of the passing of retired Station Officer Peter ANDERSEN (2656) on 4th
May 2023. Peter joined the NSWFB 08/01/1960 and retired on 16/12/1996.
A private funeral will be held.
The Commissioner regrets to inform of the passing of
retired Senior Firefighter Leslie JOHNSTON (2384). Leslie joined NSW Fire brigades in November 1957 serving at Stanmore, Toongabbie, Northmead and Burwood until his retirement in March 1992.
Funeral details will be updated when provided.
Copy of email sent to the Commissioner, and Metro East Area Office by Bill
Powell AFSM, President NSWFB Retirees Association.
On behalf of the NSW Fire Brigades Retirees Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the FRNSW Commissioner, the Anzac Day March Contingent Committee and Contingent Co-Ordinator Superintendent Greg Houston for the splendid and touching Anzac remembrance service held at the City of Sydney Fire Station.
On this special occasion, it was both an honour and privilege for me to lay a wreath on behalf of the Retired Fire Fighters Association,
I was heartened to see in the printed Anzac Order of Service, the Vale page dedicated to past and present service Members who have passed away in the past twelve months. This was indeed an honourable tribute to these Members and their families.
The NSWFB Retirees Association wishes to thank all those who played a part in organising and making the Anzac Day Service such a success. The proud Anzac spirit showed through on this occasion, along with the FRNSW traditions.
Yours sincerely, Bill Powell AFSM President NSWFB Retirees Association.
The Association has learnt of the passing of retired Station Officer
Anthony (Tony) HAYMAN (1670) on Sunday 7th May 2023 aged 96 (he would have been 97 on Monday 08/05/23).
In 941, aged 15, Tony joined the auxiliary NSW Fire Brigades as a wartime cadet. A service which supported the volunteer and full time members and would allow members to move into the volunteer or full time Brigade.
He joined the volunteer brigade and after a total of 14 years service he joined the permanent ranks on 03/03/1955. Tony retired on 08/05/1986 after 35 years. His total service was from 1941 until 1986, some 49 years.
Tony was a founding member of the NSWFB Retirees Association and inaugural Secretary. He was made a Life Member in 2003 for his dedication and service to retired firefighters.
It is believed that Tony could be the last auxiliary F/F and last World War 2 F/F who served in the NSW Fire Brigades.
Tony was the father of the late S/F/F Paul HAYMAN (5726) who predeceased him on 10/09/2008.
Funeral details will be forwarded when available.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Captain
Rodney Charles CLOUGH A.F.S.M. of Richmond (82) Station on 26th April, 2023.
D.O.B. 8th January 1938. Rodney served from about 1961 to 1998.
The last 22 years as Captain. Funeral
A Celebration of Life for David will be held on Friday 5th May 2023.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of current serving Senior Firefighter
David CORBIN (7864), of 503 Station Wollongong, on Monday
24th April 2023. David joined NSW Fire Brigades in March 1999 serving at Pyrmont, Liverpool and Wollongong.
The Retirees Association has been made aware of the passing of former NSWFB member
Peter LEAY on 13th April, 2023. Peter served in the NSWFB in the 1970s and
Send off and 508 Reunion:- Send Off for Robert Eckersley, Tony Hall, Vaughan Goman,
17th June 2023 at 6:00 pm.
508 Reunion Flyer
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of current serving Firefighter
Kenneth WILLSON (522316), formerly of 250 Canowindra, on Thursday 13th April 2023, age 53.
Kenneth joined NSW Fire and Rescue in January 2009 serving the community until his passing.
Funeral details will be updated in FR360 once advised.
Date for your diary:
We have booked Wednesday, 18th October 2023 at Club York for this year's
Annual Retirees Luncheon. Further details will be made available at a later date.
We have been contacted by current serving 7333 S/F Todd Maguire, regarding a
request for information as outlined in the attached doc. Document.
We would appreciate any members who know anything of the following members to contact Ray Kelly on 0458 687 7651.
Alexander King BLACK (2930) joined NSWFB 13/10/1961 and retired on 13/03/1996. He lived in Drummoyne.
Stephen O'SULLIVAN (6208) joined NSWFB on 25/05/1984 and retired from FRNSW on 20/09/2013. His last station was #23 Gladesville.
'E District Reunion'
is scheduled to be held on Friday, 15th September 2023 at The Redfern Hotel commencing at midday. This is a casual event and is open to one and all. Being from E district is not a prerequisite. Meals and refreshments can be purchased at the bar. For further information please contact Paul Demi Roussis on 0434813131. Or search for NSWFB E District Reunion on Facebook and join our group for updates.
FORMATION OF NSW FIRE AND RESCUE CEREMONIAL TEAM: Senior Fire Fighter George Lloyd, under the guidance of Superintendent Peter
Stathis, (now retired), and Superintendent Greg Houston have assembled a
NSW Fire & Rescue Ceremonial Team. This team currently comprises
twenty four Members who volunteer their time to represent FRNSW at funerals, as well as Anzac Day and Graduation ceremonies.
Protocol procedures play out an important role in the Brigade’s future. Over the past two years the Ceremonial Team has attended a number of funerals for both retired and currently serving Members.
Please find attached a short video of the Ceremonial Team at the funeral of Bruce Johnson.
If any NSW retired fire fighters or their family would like to have the Ceremonial Team participate in a service, please contact the President, Bill Powell at
Updated email address:
Need someone to talk to? The Retiree’s Peer Support Team is a group of retired firefighters, who are there to support other firefighters when personal difficulties arise in their life.
Right now, many people are experiencing further challenges caused by draught, bushfire crisis and now a worldwide pandemic.
The members of retiree’s peer support are not counselors, but someone to talk to and if appropriate, guide you to professional help.
All conversations are treated with confidentiality. Contact Information:
Duty Officer: 0477 342 750
Online Condolence Book:
With the recent sad passing of firefighters within our FRNSW family,
it is fitting to honour them and reflect on their service by
creating a personalised online condolence book.
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 email@example.com
Presumptive Legislation for Firefighter Cancers:-
from Chief Super Mick Ryan
Another report on the problem with old type Foam.
Latest PFAS information
supplied by Chief Superintendent Dave Felton AFSM.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Dates Items Last Updated
Retiree Reunions 22/05/2023 ***