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News and Information 2020

20 January 2020
Valediction - Rod Mansell

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Sheffield and Rotherham Member Rod Mansell, who passed away in Truro Hospital on Tuesday 14th January.

Our thoughts are with Rod's family at this sad time.

Once available further details will follow.


18 January 2020
NARF Sheffield and Rotherham Branch Meeting

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 7:30pm, on Monday 20th January 2020.

Download Location Map for the Showroom and Workstation


15 January 2020
Valediction - Retired Firefighter Cyril Booker

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Sheffield and Rotherham Member Cyril Edward Booker on Saturday 11 January 3030.

Our thoughts are with Cyril's family at this sad time.

Once available further details will follow.


15 January 2020
TV Licensing Scam

Dear Member,

We have been aware that individuals are being contacted to be told that their TV licence cannot be renewed as something is wrong with their direct debit.  The email asks you to set up a new direct debit by clicking on a link.

We believe this to be a scam - one of a few that TVLA are experiencing at the moment. TVLA always put part of your post code into their email heading so you know it is the real thing.

If you pay your licence fee by direct debit and you are not sure whether a payment has been taken (or is due), contact your bank. You can also contact TVLA on: 0300 790 0368. Opening hours are 8.30 - 18.30 Monday-Friday and 8.30-13.00 Saturday

If you receive one of these emails, please do not be panicked into setting up a new direct debit before you have followed the above route to ensure that your personal details (and your money) are kept safe.

Please circulate this message as wide as possible. Thank you.


7 January 2020
Valediction – Retired Sub Officer, Mr Trevor Ryalls

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the death of retired Sub Officer, Mr Trevor Ryalls, aged 84 years on Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Mr Ryalls started his career with the Fire Service in 1961, working at various Fire Stations including Darnall Road in 1978, as Sub Officer until his retirement in September 1990.

The funeral service is to be held at 1230 hours, on Monday 13 January 2020, at Charnock Richard Crematorium, Preston Road, Charnock Richard, Chorley PR7 5JP.

The family would welcome anyone wishing to attend.


7 January 2020
Valediction – Retired Sub Officer, Mr David Jardine Morris

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the death of retired Sub Officer, Mr David Jardine Morris, aged 80 years on Friday 20 December 2019.

Mr Morris started his career in the Ambulance service, based at Thorne before joining the Fire Service in May 1974, where he served at numerous locations including Doncaster, Mansfield Road Fire Stations and Brigade Training Centre until his retirement in August 1993.

A private cremation service (for close friends and family only) is to be held on Tuesday 14 January 2020 at Rosehill Crematorium, Cantley Lane, Doncaster DN4 6NE.

Family flowers only and if desired, donations can be made to Firefly Cancer Awareness and Support (Doncaster).


7 January 2020
Valediction – Retired Assistant Divisional Officer, Mr George Anthony ‘Tony’ Struggles

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the death of retired Assistant Divisional Officer, Mr George ‘Tony’ Struggles, aged 77 years on Wednesday 25 December 2019.

Mr Struggles started his career with the Fire Service in October 1966, where he served at numerous locations including Central and Sheffield Headquarters until his retirement in November 1991.

The funeral service is to be held at 1400 hours on Wednesday 15 January 2020 at Rotherham Crematorium, East Ridgeway, Rotherham S65 3NN.

Family flowers only and if desired, donations can be made to the Cancer Research UK.

The family would welcome anyone wishing to attend.


20 December 2019
New NARF Advertising Officer

I am pleased to inform you that the Association has appointed Anita Atkinson to the above post of Advertising Officer. Anita is a former Fire Control Operator with Durham County Fire brigade  If you have any contacts who would be interested in advertising in the NARF NEWS please forward them to Anita at anitaatkinson128@btinternet.com.  The purpose of the appointment is to reduce the cost of publishing the magazine so that we can maintain the current number of issues to 4 per year and possibly extend the number of pages in each issue.

May I take this opportunity to thank all Branch and District Secretaries for their continued support and to wish all members of the Association best wishes for Xmas and the New Year. 

Michael Halley - National Secretary