A LETTER OF APPRECIATION
A simple exercise for a retired volunteer C.F.O. from the WestCoast, now
living out his twilight years in Nelson. Trevor Molloy, a 73yr old, ex
Greymouth and Cobden, had been suffering back problems for several years,
finally found a surgeon in Christchurch to do the operation. The
surgeons fees, and all the extras, were going to cost approx, $38-000,
and was told that the A.C.C would not not look at it. It was early days
in the Fire Service that I joined the FIREFIGHTERS WELFARE SOCIETY and HEALTHCARE 99.
A phone call and a bit of paperwork and I was informed that they would
come to the party, plan 1, a trip to Ch Ch to have a heart assessment
to see if it was strong enough to stand up to the op, I passed the
tests, plan 2, drive to Ch Ch, have op, a few days rest, then back to Nelson.
I had the op, then in recovery I decided to have a heart attack, the
next morning I was transfered to the heart unit in Ch CH public Hospital,
they done what was necessary, then a few days rest,
then out of the blue, they told me I could go, I had no plan 3, as
this was sudden, my family were on the WestCoast and my partner was in
Nelson, all hours away, I managed to get them to book me into a motel,
then I was given a walking stick, and put into a wheelchair, and
outside to wait on a taxi. At the motel, I was like a fish out of
water, not able to do much for myself, and a prescription for a bucket
full of pills, that I had no show in hell of getting to chemist to get ... "panic ".
After a cup of tea, and a lay down, I rang the "FIREFIGHTERS WELFARE
SOCIETY " in next to no time, JIM RYBURN arrived, picked up my pill
prescription , and delivered them to me.
While Jim was on his errand for me, ALICE JONATHON and her lovely wee
daughter came in and checked everything, "including me", ALICE
assured me that she would be back.
Later on I was visited by ALICE JONATHON and PAKI JOHNSTON, bearing
gifts, while Paki and I talked about things that only Firefighters know,
Alice packed the fridge with all the essentials,
then were on their way doing their duty, by this time my partner and my
daughters were sorting things to get me back to Nelson.
WHAT I THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE A SIMPLE EXERCIS ,
TURNED OUT TO BE A NIGHTMARE.
This nightmare of mine was soon put to rest by some " very professional
people" they were members of the " FIREFIGHTERS WELFARE SOCIETY "
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR KINDNESS,
I WISH YOU HEATH, WEALTH & HAPPINESS .
TREVOR MOLLOY Ret FireFighter Greymouth & Cobden.
p.s. health is improving by the day, I will soon be dangerous again.
ON-LINE HOLIDAY/CONVALESCENT APPS
With these apps you can check the availability and book online the Welfare Society's holiday homes.
To access the holiday homes you must be a registered member of the New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society.
Bookings are available up to one year out from the current date.
Search for NZFFWS or use the links provided below.
APPLE APP STORE - NEW UPDATE AVAILABLE Nov 30, 2015
Here is a link to download an app for iPhones and iPads.
An update to the current app suitable for IOS 9 has been approved and is now available to download.
It contains additional calendars for the next three years.
Search for NZFFWS.
GOOGLE PLAY STORE
Here is a link to the android app now available on the Google Play Store.
PHOTOS AND MOVIES
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The New Zealand Fire Fighters Welfare has worked with Aon to provide Fire Fighters with insurance benefits. As insurance costs rise, why not shop around to ensure you are getting value for money. For more information, click on the Insurances tab at the top of this page or give the office a call on 0800 65 34 73 (0800 OK FIRE)
AON ON-LINE INSTANT COVER LIFE INSURANCE
In conjunction with Aon, the Firefighters Wlefare Society has negotiated an on-line life insurance shop for you to organise your life cover in less than 10 minutes. And what is even better is that we have managed to negotiate a 10% discount for the life of the policy not just the first year, for all our members who sign up on-line. here is the URL http://firefighters.instantcover.co.nz
Please Note: All Healthcare 99 Claim Forms must be sent directly to: Mark Langford, C\- Aon, P O Box 2845, WELLINGTON 6140
Please be advised that ALL claims must now be completed on the NEW claim forms. These forms are available to dowload from this web site. If you have any queries please contact the office on 0800 65 34 73 (0800 OK FIRE).
16th Healthcare 99 AGM Report 2015
The New Zealand Firefighters Welfare Society is a non-profit organisation. If you wish to make a voluntary contribution to the Society, please add the word "Donation" along with your name, if you wish, and use the
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Office Closes Wednesday December 23, 2015 at 1500 hours
Office Reopens Monday January 11, 2016 at 0900 hours
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