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
com plete the Membership Form on line.
NSW Police & Emergency Services Sailing Regatta
on Lake Macquarie.
Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 November 2019.
Reminder: 5228 Station Officer Steve Reid send off Thursday 29th August
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Station Officer (5733)
Frank Norman SMITH, formerly of Umina Fire Station. Funeral details will be advised when they are available.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Station Officer (3151)
Clifford IRELAND, formerly of Newcastle Comms, on 9 August 2019.
Up date: retired Senior Firefighter Wayne Martin (6339) is suffering from a serious illness and is currently in Nepean Hospital, Ward 4C. Wayne has recently undergone surgery and it is requested that there be no visitors at this time. Any enquiries regarding Wayne’s condition can be referred to Station Officer Steve Payne (77A) on 0405 380 051.
Latest Commissioner's Orders
Reminder: Send off for Deputy Commissioner Mal Connellan. FINAL DATE FOR PAYMENT:
19th August 2019 Details
Next NSWFB Golf Club game: Monday 26th August
Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club.
North West Region / West Region Parramatta Retirees BBQ: SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019
Starting at 11 am Parramatta Fire Station. RSVP by Wednesday 6th November 2019.
Contact: Alan Hitchell 96285675 email@example.com
or 27 Station Parramatta 98954620. FLYER
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Retained Firefighter (520110)
Geoffrey HOUNSELL from Number 365 Station Lockhart on Sunday 4 August 2019.
The Commissioner wishes to advise that retired Superintendent Robert (Bob) McGowan is suffering from a serious illness. Any enquiries regarding Bob’s condition can be referred to Superintendent Warwick Kidd on 0407 237 321
REMINDER: SOUTH REGION GET TOGETHER 2019: Wednesday 21st August 2019. At No 21 Station,
Gray Street (cnr Kensington Street) KOGARAH. Time: 10.30 hours – 14.30 hours.
RSVP Wednesday, 14th August. Contact : Bill Powell Ph: 9583 2706 (Please leave message) Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Bruce Johnson Ph: 9417 2187.
PLEASE NOTE : No Parking Available At Station.
Photos of Springwood BBQ held on 7th August
2019 added to
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of retired Chief Superintendent
Keith EADIE (2756), on Friday 26th July 2019.
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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