Retired Members

Copies of an edition of Burning Issues - staff magazine

Welcome to the page dedicated to providing information for retired and former members of the Brigade.


Amendments to 1992 and 2006 Firefighter Pension schemes

You may have seen information in relation to the amendments to the 1992 and 2006 Firefighter Pension Schemes which impact on abatement, deferred pensions and APBs.

We are aware of this issue and will provide more information and guidance in due course.

Pegasus Fire Protection

Pegasus are looking for a retired firefighter who can work part, or occasionally full time depending on the workload, and who can service Dry Risers, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hydrants. Very occasionally night work is required.

Full training can be provided. The candidate must live reasonably close to Beeston, Leeds. The hourly rate of pay is £8.85 plus holiday pay. Physical fitness and a full driving licence are requirements of the post.

Contact Paul Raper on:

T: 0800 030 4533; M: 07968 600 663; E:; W:



Charles William Milsom

Mr Charles William Milsom has passed away on 26th August 2014, aged 87 years. He was appointed in November 1950 and retired in November 1980. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 3rd September at 3pm at Wakefield Crematorium, Standbridge Lane, Kettlethorpe, Wakefield. WF4 3JA.

Ronald Hayhurst

Former SDO Ronald Hayhurst passed away on 11 August 2014, aged 92 years. Mr Hayhurst joined the fire service in June 1946 and retired in July 1981 having served at Sowerby Bridge, Cleckheaton, Keighley and FSHQ. Mr Hayhurst's funeral took place on Wednesday 27th August at 11.30am at Nab Wood Crematorium and afterwards at St Ives Golf Club. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Cancer UK.

Retirements and Leavers

Andy Blackburn & Nigel Turner

Andy and Nigel are retiring and invite colleagues past and present to join them in their celebration on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at Rat and Ratchett, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield from 7pm onwards.


Dave Boucher

Dave is retiring and invites colleagues past and present to join him for a drink and a bite to eat on Thursday 2nd October at The Magnet, 72 Pontefract Road, Castleford. WF10 4BG, 7.30 until late. Partners welcome.




Burning Issues

Our staff magazine 'Burning Issues' is now available for retired and former members. Please complete the form giving your service details and you will receive a copy of each in PDF format shortly after publication by email.

Burning Issues Subscription Form