FAQs

Who owns the Welfare Society?

The society is owned totally by its members. If you are an approved member you have a share in the society.

Who is eligible to join the Welfare Society?

Anyone who has a close association with the Fire Service. (And is approved as a member by the board)

How much does it cost?

$4.00 per week.

How do I pay?

Either Annually, monthly or fortnightly.
In advance by direct debit, cheque or through the Fire Service Pay roll.

What happens when I turn 65?

When you reach the age of 65 you pay only ½ the contribution and the Funeral Benefit ceases.

What happens if I decide to leave the Fire Service?

Once you become  a member you can retain membership as long as you wish.

What happens when my children get older?

When your children reach 19, they can apply to become members themselves and get full member Benefits.

If I die, will my family be looked after?

Yes, your family will have 12 months free membership from the date of the last payment received from you.
They can then join themselves.