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A gentle reminder to annual fee payers – your membership is now due please.
Full member $15.00 per year annual fee.
Associate member $5.00 per year annual fee.
Please send your fee to Doug Watts
Direct debit through QBANK to Retired Firefighters Association Qld
BSB – 704 052
Account No. 1016112S1
**ONLY USE S1 if your account is with QBANK
As part of QFES’ response to the issue of the historic use of Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF), in 2017 the department implemented a voluntary health program for the paid and volunteer workforce. This program was due to finish on 30 June 2019, but has been extended for 12 months.
The program is available free of charge to current and former fire fighters – both paid and volunteer – and mechanical services personnel who may have come into contact with foams during their service with QFES.
It includes a free consultation with an independent health practitioner and, if desired, associated blood screening.
While screening is not expected to provide definitive guidance about an individual’s health, it will provide a baseline for individuals and QFES for future reference as further research is conducted on the health and environmental impacts of AFFF.
Staff or volunteers with health or blood test related enquiries should email QFES Workplace Health and Safety at [email protected]
You can also find more information on AFFF on the QFES website.
If you have not received the latest version of the Afterburner, please contact us ASAP.
Dennis Bryant – 3432 9566
Mobile – 0412 771 727
(The Fire Services Chaplain is available to all retired firefighters and their families)