Firefighters Centenary OCT21-biggest firefighter event in 100 years says FBEU

The FBEU Centenary march and celebration is only 1 month away. 

Thousands of firefighters, all in fire fighting turn out gear, from all over NSW, permanent and retained, stopping the city of Sydney for a day. 

Join us for the ‘Big Day Out’, please let us know if you are coming. 

This is the biggest NSWFB and FBEU event in our 100 year history. 

Please refer to: for details and RSVP form for firefighters.

What is the FBEU Centenary 2010?

In October 1910, during the first year of the NSW Fire Brigades’ existence, firefighters got together and formed this Union, the Fire Brigade Employees Union of New South Wales. A century later, the FBEU continues to weld together professional firefighters, making sure that we are heard by the Department and treated fairly. October 2010 marks the Centenary Year of the Union, the hundredth anniversary of our birth and of the start of the struggles that have made this job what it is today.

It’s a day to remember the struggles that have brought us a fair working week, the 10/14 Roster, decent wages and PPE. A day to think about what we’ve brought to the community, and the obstacles that we’ve overcome to do it. A day to celebrate what we are, our collective strength, and a day to renew our bonds and get ready for the struggles to come.

Help celebrate 100 years of struggle and solidarity for the FBEU on 21 October 2010

The details for the FBEU’s main Centenary celebrations are:

Thursday 21 October 2010, 1200 hours: March in Turnout Gear

The nation’s largest ever march of uniformed members down George Street to celebrate 100 years of firefighters’ struggles and solidarity. We will assemble at Sydney Town Hall Square, then march North along George Street to The Rocks, ending at the venue for the AGM and Function.

Assemble at Sydney Town Hall Square, George St, Sydney

Thursday 21 October 2010, 1300 hours: Centenary AGM and Function


Regards and unity, 


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About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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