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24 April 2018
Valediction - Mrs Pamela Brown

Andrew Brown has sadly informed us of the passing of his mother, Pamela Brown, on 16th April from Alzheimer’s.

Pamela was the Widow of Steve Brown - Steve retired from SYCFS in the early 1990’s and served as a Station Officer at Rivelin Valley Fire Station, and passed away in March 2015.

Steve and Pam did not have a large social circle but Andrew was aware that some of the attendees of at has Father’s funeral had been made aware of his passing by connections within the Fire Service.

Any former colleagues, friends who knew Steve and Pamela would be welcome to come and pay their respects.

Pam's funeral will be held at Grenoside Crematorium on Tuesday 8th May at 2.30pm, followed by a buffet lunch at the Cow and Calf pub; If you wish to pass on your personal condolences, Andrew’s contact details are:

Email: andybrown172@btinternet.com Mobile: 07540 248797


17 April 2018
Valediction - Retired Assistant Divisional Officer, Mr David Wilson

It is with regret that the Service has informed us of the death of David Wilson, aged 76 years on Thursday 5 April 2018.

Following an initial career as a policeman, Dave joined the Fire Service in February 1969, and served at various locations including, Darnall Road Fire Station. He also worked at both Eastwood and Beaver Hill Training Schools, where he worked as a driving instructor and a driving examiner. Prior to retiring in September 2001, he worked in Operational Planning at Wellington Street.

His funeral will be held at 1200 hours on Monday 30 April 2018, Grenoside Crematorium, North Chapel, 5 Skew Hill Lane, Sheffield S35 8RRZ.

Family flowers only and if desired donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Cancer Research and Ethel Trust Community Barge.

After the funeral, the family would like invite all friends and colleagues to Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S35 7DB for a get together.

The family would welcome anyone wishing to attend.


13 April 2018
Valediction - Retired Leading Firefighter, Mr John 'Jack' Batty

It is with regret that the Service has informed us of the death of Mr John Batty, aged 87 years this morning, Friday 13 April 2018.

'Jack' as some of his colleagues knew him by, commenced his Fire Service career in December 1958, where he served at High Green Fire Station before retiring in November 1985.

The funeral details will be issued when available.


9 April 2018
AGM and Ordinary Meeting Notice

The next Ordinary Meeting and AGM of the Sheffield And Rotherham Retired Firefighters will be held at the Showroom And Workstation, Paternoster Row, Sheffield, at 7:30 pm on Monday, 16th April 2018. All are welcome.


6 April 2018
Funeral Details - Retired Divisional Officer, Mr Derek Wilson

Mr Wilson received a Chief Fire Officer's Commendation in 1964 when he was an Officer in Charge of a team of five firemen to assist with the Aberfan Disaster in 1966.

His funeral service will be held at 1250 hours on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 at Ardsley Crematorium, Doncaster Road,  Barnsley S71 5EH.

Family flowers only and if desired, donations may be made to Barnsley Hospice.

The family would welcome anyone wishing to attend.


4 April 2018
Valediction - Retired Divisional Officer, Mr Derek Wilson

It is with regret that the Service has informed us of the death of Mr Derek Wilson, aged 80 years on Monday 2 April 2018.

Mr Wilson commenced his Fire Service career in November 1958, where he served in Fire Prevention at Command Headquarters before retiring in November 1988.

The funeral details will be published when available.


4 April 2018
Valediction - Retired Station Officer, Mr Eric Clements

It is with regret that the Service has informed us of the death of Mr Eric Clements, aged 71 years on Thursday 29 March 2018.

Mr Clements commenced his Fire Service career in January 1969, where he served at Elm Lane Fire Station until his retirement in July 1988.

The funeral details will be published when available.


21 February 2018
Fire Fighters Charity - Shop in a Box

Are you holding a fire station open day, fete or other event?  Would you like to sell Fire Fighters Charity merchandise at your event to help boost your fundraising? If so, why not try their  Shop in a Box scheme!

Order a Shop in a Box ahead of your next event and the Charity will send you a pre-selected box of our merchandise, a price list and instructions.

Just sell as many items as you can on the day box up whatever’s left over and send it back to the Charity free of charge. Then all you have to do pay in the money you’ve raised and your event will have helped to support injured firefighters across the UK.

For more information go to: >>firefighters charity


17 February 2018
Fire Fighters Charity - Services

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09 February 2018
Valediction – Retired Fireman, Mr Paul Burrows

It is with regret that the Service has informed us of the death of retired Fireman Mr Paul Burrows aged 74 years, on Friday 26 January 2018. 

Paul commenced his career with the Fire Service in November 1974 until his retirement in September 1983.

The funeral service will take place on Thursday 22 February 2018 at 1.45pm at the South Chapel, Grenoside Crematorium, 5 Skew Hill Lane, Sheffield S35 8RZ

Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Northern General Hospital.


31 January 2018
Valediction – Retired Firefighter, Mr Thomas Malcolm Nurney

It is with regret that we have been been informed of the death of retired Fireman Mr Thomas Malcolm Nurney aged 85 years, on Tuesday, 23 January 2018.  It is understood that Tom served at Barnsley.

The funeral service will take place on Friday 2 February 2017 at 10.15am at Shafton Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Shafton, Barnsley, S72 8NS. 

Following the service, there will be a burial at 11.00am at St Peters Church / Felkirk Parochial church yard, Church Lane, South Hiendley, Barnsley S72 9DH.

Refreshments will be available afterwards at the Singing Man, 23 The Green, Shafton S72 8PQ.

Family flowers only and the family would welcome anyone wishing to attend.


5 January 2018
Valediction - Retired Leading Firefighter Mr Samuel Hall Cawthorne

Sadly we have been informed by Sam's son Harry that Sam, aged 96, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, 3rd January after a short illness.

Our thoughts are with Harry and the rest of the family at this sad time.

Sam commenced his career with the Fire Service in February 1952, where he served at E Division, Training School until his retirement in October 1976.

Sam's funeral service will be held at Chesterfield and District Crematorium, Chesterfield Road, Brimington, Chesterfield, S43 1AU on Friday, 26 January 2018 at 10:30 am.

Family flowers only, but if desired a donation can be made via donation box which will be available at the service.


1 January 2018
Meeting Notice - Sheffield and Rotherham Retired Firefighters

Please be advised that the next meeting of the Sheffield and Rotherham Retired Firefighters will be held at the Showroom and Workstation, Paternoster Row, Sheffield, at 7:30 pm on Monday, 15th January 2018.


30 December 2017
Clive Hible, Funeral Arrangements

We have been informed by Stephen Hible that his dad's Funeral will be at the North Chapel, Grenoside Crematorium, 5 Skew Hill Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield S35 8RZ, on 10 January 2018 at 2:45 pm

The family welcomes anyone who wishes to attend.


13 December 2017
Fire Service Pension Increase 2018

The ONS have now released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September 2017 which shows an increase of 3%. As a result, it is estimated that Fire Service Pensions will increase by 3%, as of 9th April 2018.

Full details can be found on the ONS website