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 fitmness and a full driving licence are requirements of the post.

Contact Paul Raper on:

T: 0800 030 4533
M: 07968 600 663

Derek Thomas

Derek Thomas has recently passed away aged 84. Mr Thomas served from June 1953 retiring in November 1979 whilst at Halifax.

The funeral will be held at Parkwood Crematorium, Elland on 4th August at 10.30 hours then afterwards at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre - all welcome

Terence Henry

Former Firefighter 240 Terence Henry passed away on 12th July aged 88. Mr Henry joined Leeds City Fire Brigade in 1950, serving at Bramley; he left in 1964.

The funeral will be held at Rawdon Crematorium on Monday 21st July 2014 at 3pm

Retirements and leavers


Pete Owen

Pete is retiring and invites colleagues past and present to join him in his celebration onThursday 31st July 2014 at

The White Horse Public House

West Lane




7.30pm onwards - partners welcome




Subscribe to 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