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It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of our CEO Mark White.

Mark has been at the forefront of the Museum’s heritage works from the earliest days of the Museum and has led the Museum in all endeavours for well over thirty years.

Whilst serving as CEO Mark remained an active firefighter and was committed to preserving the history of the brigade and serving the community.

For his dedicated service to the community Mark received the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) and the Order of Australia Medal. Mark was also the longest serving Firefighter at St. Mary’s Fire Station.

Without Marks’ guidance and constant support, the Museum of Fire would not have developed into the facility it is today and have emerged into the heritage partner of FRNSW.

Mark’s passion for the work of the Museum and dedication to assisting the community was second to none. Mark is irreplaceable.

On behalf of all the staff and volunteers at the Museum we want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Mark and say thank you for his guidance, support, leadership, and passion.

Rest In Peace Mr. Mark, you will be missed by everyone.


Due to COVID restrictions Mark's funeral was streamed. Please see the video below:

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