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 Station Officer
Robert “Chicka” BRYSON (4166),
formerly of 305 Goulburn, Sydney Comms and SIC Goulburn on Wednesday 13 December 2017.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Kathy NEWMAN 28100, of the Community Fire Unit Membership Office, Emergency Management Office, Region South Office and Fire Safety Unit, on 13 December 2017.
David Leonard home from hospital: Hi All, David is home again after a 9 day stint holidaying at Tamworth Base Hospital. His breathing has improved, but his heart is not pumping as good as it should be apparently.
So please have a lovely xmas and hope Santa is good to you all. love & best wishes,
David & Patricia
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the sudden passing of Retained Firefighter 278007
of 278 Station Deniliquin, on 12 December 2017. Funeral details will be distributed as they become available.
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Cricket mega bash: A call for players for the FRNSW cricket side to play in the Emergency Services Mega Bash.
This is the 7th annual Emergency Services Mega Bash event to be held on
Saturday 20 January 2018 at Gannon’s Park, Isaak St, Peakhurst. All profits are being donated to Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation. This event has become the Children's hospital main fundraiser.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter 292010
Geoff GRAVES, formerly of 292 Station Doyalson on Sunday 10 December 2017.
Beyondblue National Survey: This survey is due to close soon and
Beyondblue are trying for one final push to allow everyone to
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For Information: 6991 Senior Firefighter Craig Stevenson from 424 Station Port Macquarie B Platoon has sustained an injury off duty.
He is currently in Port Macquarie Base hospital but should be released shortly.
For further information please contact any of the staff at 424 Station Port Macquarie on 02 6581 0520.
Update on the progress of 6517 Senior Firefighter Enzo Corvino from 34 Station Riverwood A platoon.
He is currently recovering well after his major operation, doctors are happy with his progress and he is still in St George Private Hospital.
The family has requested no visitors at this time, but thank all the persons that have sent messages of support, he has really appreciated it.
For further information please contact any of the staff at 34 station Riverwood on Pax 5034 or 9534 4090.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Firefighter 5364
Eric Stephen EDMISTON (Eric the Viking) formally of 5 Newtown, 8 Liverpool and 101 Bonnyrigg Heights Fire Stations (commenced 6 Jan 1978 - retired Mar 2009) passed away 30/11/17.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Firefighter 4930
Sean MOORE formally of 27 Stn, 65 Stn and Appliance Training (commenced 6 July 1973 - retired 02 Oct 2003) passed away 21/11/17.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Mr Kenneth (Ken)
HOPPER formerly of the NSW Fire Brigades Transport Section, on Saturday 25 November 2017.
The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter 450012
Leonard SMITH formally of 450 Saratoga Fire Station (commenced Nov 1985 - retired 17 Nov 2017) passed away 23/11/17. Funeral details to be advised.
Article on opening of new Lambton Fire Station. Provided by Bob
Please be advised that 6517 Senior Firefighter Enzo Corvino from 34 Station Riverwood A platoon is currently in St George Private Hospital undergoing an operation for a serious illness.
The family has requested no visitors at this time. For further information please contact Station Officer Darren Raggett 34 station C Platoon on 0425 297 615 or Trent Lawrence Zone Commander Metro South 2 on 0417 244 534.
Another report on the problem with old type Foam.
The Museum of Fire
is requesting your assistance. Please see attached
on how you can help.
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. 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
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
*** Funeral Notices
Retirement Functions 17/11/17