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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!

From Mick Ryan, our next breakfast meeting is next Monday, 1st May, 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. Mick Ryan

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer Alan DYET (2432) formerly of 320 Station Hamilton. Funeral

The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Station Officer John BANKS (2004) formerly of 74 Station Toongabbie, on 14th April 2017. Funeral

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.

Photos have been added of the NSWFB Retirees Annual South Coast Luncheon held at Shell Harbour on 6th April 2017. Photos provided by Alan Hitchell.

A new link has been added to 'Useful Links' for the
NSWFR Retirees Peer Support Program.


The Commissioner regrets to advise of the passing of Retired Retained Firefighter Ronald Thomas BARRETT, formerly of 280 Station Dubbo, on 4th April 2017. Ronald Barrett is the father of SF Phillip Barrett (280 Stn Dubbo B Platoon).
Funeral details will be distributed as they become available.

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


Guns & Hoses Surfing Comp - 9th & 10th May 2017
. Dear all, Attached is the entry form for the Annual Guns and Hoses for 2017 at Anna Bay, Port Stephens. This is the 21st Anniversary of the running of Guns and Hoses and we hope to make it the biggest yet. Guns and Hoses raises funds for emergency service personnel related charities and for the local community of Anna Bay. All are welcome to attend and compete in a friendly and charitable environment. This years raffles will see the major prizes with Boards and Accommodation being offered. If you are a regular or a first time attendee, come along and enjoy the camaraderie, catch up with old friends and make new ones along the way, and of course enjoy a few refreshing beverages as well. 
Find us on Facebook , Kind Regards, Station Officer Andrew White 353 Kincumber Fire Station. 

Firefighting Foam and PFAS Information Sheet.
Information Sheet

Permanent Messages

Dave Gardner
Dave has been a member of the Association since his retirement in 1989 and has served on the Committee since 1998.  He was elected President in 2000 and received Life Membership of the Association in 2016.

Bruce Johnson
Bruce has been a member of the Association since
his retirement in 1997.  He was elected Vice President in 2000 and assumed the position of Secretary in 2003 following the resignation of founding Secretary and Life Member, Tony Hayman. Tony was Secretary from the commencement of the Association in 1987.

John Davis
John has been a member of the Association since
his retirement in 2003 and Treasurer since 2013, a position he volunteered to do following the untimely death of Ted Donner in 2013

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 Museumís 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 18/04/17 ***
In-Orders 31/03/16
Photo Gallery 11/04/17
*** Retirement Functions 06/04/17 ***
*** Social Events 06/04/17 ***