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.


John Fitzgerald

We have been informed of the death on Sunday 1st March 2015 of John Fitzgerald, former employee in Transport Office/Workshops at FSHQ.  John was also a long serving member of the pipe band.

There are no funeral details as yet.


Philip Rowley

We have been informed of the death of former firefighter Philip Rowley aged 57.  Philip joined the service in November 1977 and retired in August 1996.

The funeral will be held at 2pm on Monday 16th March 2015 at Pontefract Crematorium, WF8 4HA.  Phil's sister, Christine Bulmer, has made arrangements with the Pledwick Well Inn, 434 Barnsley Road, Wakefield WF2 6QE for those attending to have a drink and a bite to eat afterwards.



Retirements and Leavers

Andrew Oliver

After 30 years on Moortown White watch Firefighter Andy Oliver 2909 is retiring.

He will be having retirement drinks at Moortown Rugby Club on Friday May 8th from 7.30pm.  Partners and children are welcome.  Pie and Peas. No speeches. 



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.

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