Ex-Members Association

The Association exists to provide a social club for former members of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and those brigades which combined in 1974 to form Merseyside Fire Brigade. (Bootle, Liverpool, St Helens, Wallasey, Southport, Birkenhead and parts of Cheshire and Lancashire).

It holds regular monthly meetings and also from time to time runs social evenings, trips etc as decided by the membership.

Another important aspect of the Association is the circulation of information regarding matters which affect the members. These include details of retirements, funerals, pension changes etc.

Who can join?

Any former member of the above brigades is eligible for membership, this includes uniformed staff, clerical staff, workshops, communications etc. All are most welcome.

Structure

The elected officers are currently:

Secretary/Treasurer
Mr Matty Melia

mjm987905@yahoo.co.uk

Chair
Mr Jim Byrne

jimbyrne526@blueyonder.co.uk

Vice Chair
Mr Jim Stevenson

jsnw16610@blueyonder.co.uk

These officials are ably assisted by a committee of four members: 

Mr Martin Reece

Mr Brian Airey

Mr John Garrity

Mr Bill Catterall

Meetings

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, with the exception of December, when members will be advised of a suitable date for a Christmas gathering.

The present venue is THE GREEN ROOM, 78, Duke St. Liverpool, L1 5AA.

We are always made most welcome, with refreshments being provided. Meetings commence at 8pm but as we often have 80-100 attending members are advised to arrive 10 minutes earlier so that everyone can get seated in the function room.

Membership

We now have over 1,100 members. Fortunately over 95% of these are connected to the internet which is a great help to the Secretary in circulating information. Although most members live in the greater Merseyside area, it is interesting to note that we also have members in many countries throughout the world.

​Subscription

Currently this stands at 50p per month. It is usually paid via deductions from pensions but where necessary other arrangements can be made for payment.