About us

Why we exist

The Past Members Association is run for the benefit of all former members of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service (HIWFRS), Southampton and Portsmouth Fire Brigades and the Isle of Wight Fire Brigade.

We aim to:

  • promote and maintain the social inclusion of our members with HIWFRS
  • promote and maintain contact among our members
  • promote health and welfare among our members
  • promote community safety

We will do this by:

  • organising social functions, sporting events and trips for our members
  • providing our members with help and information in relation to welfare and bereavement
  • the publication of a magazine ‘Stop Message’ and ‘Routine Notices’ circulated via email

How we are run and funded

Our Association is managed by a Management Committee, elected by members of the Association at each Annual General Meeting. One permanent seat on the Committee is reserved for a representativve from the Isle of Wight. An annual membership subscription is agreed by the Association on the recommendation of the Committee.

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