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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 522195 Retained Firefighter Peter RILEY of 259 Condobolin, on Tuesday 23 May 2017 after a serious illness.  Funeral

Copies of Fire News:
The Department has a number of past issues of Fire News. Anyone interested in obtaining a set please contact Bruce Johnson to arrange pick up. If you do desire to have a set(s) you will have to pick them up as they are too large to post. Details of available issues.

NSWFB Retirees Cloth Badge
now available for purchase. Details

FIRE INVESTIGATION & RESEARCH UNIT 30th Anniversary Function. Please join us in celebrating 30 years of Fire Investigation and Research at FRNSW. We would love to see all who’ve been involved with the Unit over the years and have lived to tell the tale! THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST 2017 – 1900 HRS, Details

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter Robert HUGHES (305020), formerly of 305 Station Goulburn on 10th May 2017. Funeral

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Edward (Ted) CLARKE formerly of the Fleet Management Unit on 13 May 2017. Funeral

The Association has received a letter from Mrs Shirley McCloghry, wife of Retired Station Officer John MCCLOGHRY (1426) who died on 17/12/2016. Shirley wishes to thank everyone, especially those whom she may not have thanked personally on the day, for attending John's Memorial Service which was held in December. Her letter also made special reference to any firefighters, both Permanent & Retained, who attended from Katoomba & the Blue Mountains.  John was stationed at 343 Station Katoomba from 1968 to 1972. He & his family lived in quarters above the station during that period.

Central Coast Retired Firefighters BBQ Lunch: On Tuesday, 13th June, 2017 at 1100 hrs.  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.  (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. Mick Ryan 0438 244 803 or 4324 4809, Details

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Firefighter Allan William 'Billy' ELLIOTT (2502), formerly of the old "E" District, on Thursday 4th May 2017. Funeral

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Captain Bert LANGFORD, formerly of 347 Station Kingscliff on 21st April 2017. Unfortunately the Association received this advice after the funeral service which was held yesterday.

Committee Vacancies
Information has been received from Dave Gardner, Bruce Johnson and John Davis regarding their desire to stand down from their positions on the Committee to take effect from the AGM in October. The work done by these three members has been tireless and their combined contribution will be sorely missed. See below for a brief outline of their service.  

If you are interested in participating on the Committee please feel free to contact any member of the committee before the next Committee meeting on 11/07/2017.

Parramatta NSWFB Retirees Annual Luncheon 2017. Friday 3rd November 2017.

Permanent Messages

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 from the Commissioner concerning possible contamination issues due to old AFFF foam. Email

Letter From Roger Bucholtz Re: Defined Benefit Income. Letter

The Museum of Fire is the heritage research partner for Fire and Rescue NSW and assists the Brigade in preserving its history. As part of the Museum’s partnership with FRNSW we compile and produce the historical booklets and slideshow for Station Centenary Celebrations and new Station openings. To assist with the production of these historical pieces the Museum of Fire needs your help to bring the spotlight on the stations listed below! If you have any photographs or information about the following Stations; or if you know anybody associated with the following stations please contact the Museum of Fire. Station Celebration Dates: 073 Fairfield (now Yennora) 2nd February 2016 , 302 Glen Innes 6th February 2016, 038 Pyrmont 13th February 2016, 081 Windsor 16th February 2016. 
Contact:- Mark White AFSM OAM. Executive Chairman, Museum of Fire, 1 Museum Dr, Penrith NSW, 2750|PO Box 400, Penrith NSW, 2751. P: +61 2 4731 3000. M: 0418 402 478. (Int) +61 418 402 478. F: +61 2 4731 2983. 
E: |W: DROPBOX to upload large files to me.

The FRSNSW 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

Go2 Travel is offering generous discount to Firefighters serving and retired and also to families and friends. Info.

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 08/03/17
*** Funeral Notices 24/05/17 ***
In-Orders 31/03/16
Photo Gallery 11/04/17
Retirement Functions 17/05/17

Social Events 17/05/17