Bulletin No: 082 | 30 July 2019



Vale Senior Leading Firefighter Neil Poulton

Honouring one of our own


This bulletin is a notice to all UFU members of the funeral details of late UFU Delegate and CFA SLFF Neil Poulton.  Neil touched the lives of not only members of the community in his line of duty, but many MFB and CFA members alike.  Our fire services have been in mourning since Neil’s passing and we encourage all UFU members to attend his funeral service on Saturday to honour a great delegate, career firefighter and family man.  Vale SLFF Poulton.


A message from your Branch Committee of Management

Neil was one of our own.  Neil was an inspiring leader in the workplace, a strong unionist, a diligent delegate, and a friendly face on station.   

Neil was an elected delegate at Dandenong Fire Station and, more recently, Pakenham Fire Station.  Neil fostered strong relationships and union values on station.  His dedication to the role was unwavering and demonstrated by his work in attending conferences, meetings, and teleconferences to represent members at his station.  He regularly took calls from his Branch Committee members including the Branch Secretary.  Nothing was too difficult for Neil and he always acted in the best interests of the members on station that he was elected to represent.

The United Firefighters Union Victoria Branch has been in deep mourning since the passing of Neil.  We extend our deepest condolences to Anita and their three children, and to all UFU members and families who knew Neil.


Funeral Service Details for SLFF Poulton

Saturday 3 August 2019

1330 hrs

Cardinia Cultural Centre

40 Lakeside Blvd Pakenham (Melways – 215 H 5)

Members are respectfully requested to wear full dress uniform or neat casual.  In honour of Neil, attendees not in full dress uniform are encouraged to wear bright or Hawaiian shirts.

Light refreshments will be provided at the Cultural Centre following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Foundation or the Emergency Services Foundation.

The UFU will make a donation to the Heart Foundation on behalf of all UFU members.


Strength in Unity

Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary