May I on behalf of all members of Council extend our good wishes to all in the Association for an enjoyable Christmas and if individual circumstances allow a healthy and prosperous New Year.
I would also when sending this message wish to make mention of the loss of members of the Association during the year and in particular those whose passing took from us their worthy contributions to the Association at Branch, District and Council levels. To their loved ones we would want them to know that they are in our thoughts.
Graham Holden (President)
The National Association of Retired Firefighters was founded in 1968, to fight for conditions of former firefighters and Fire Service widows and their families.
NARF consists of locally based branches, which enable members to meet, socialise, and keep in touch with old comrades from within their own Brigades, and Direct Members who have no local branch, or do not wish to be a member of a branch, but would like to belong to an organization consisting of like minded people that they understand, and will represent them.
However, most importantly, being part of a national organization allows retired firefighters to unite, and their voices to be heard at a national level. Being national also allows NARF to be represented on other important bodies for the retired, such as the National Pensioners Convention, and the Public Service Pensioners Council, Age Concern England, Age Concern Scotland, and Age Concern Cymru.
- Have you Retired from the Fire Service?
- Are you a Fire Service widow?
The aims and objectives of the Association are:-
- To promote and safeguard the interest of all its members, and their dependants, and actively engage with other pensioner organisations.
- To promote measures for members welfare, companionship and social contacts.
- To maintain links with the Fire Service.
So join NARF, as a local Branch Member, or as a Individual Member, and help to maintain not only your own conditions, but those of your fellow retired firefighters.