Tragic loss of respected Invercargill Senior Firefighter

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the tragic death of respected Invercargill Senior Firefighter Ben McLean.

SFF McLean was attacked by a deer on his property yesterday.  The Invercargill career crews attended the fatal incident of their colleague.

SFF McLean first joined the Tapanui Volunteer Brigade before becoming a professional career firefighter.  He has dedicated more than 43 years to serving and protecting the community as a firefighter.

He was highly respected by his crews and colleagues and will be remembered as a true character of the Invercargill brigade. His crew, colleagues and many others will be remembering him at this time retelling stories and re-living memories.

He was a long-standing member of the NZPFU.

We extend our sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues and offer any support needed. We hope treasured memories give you some comfort at this time.

Rest in peace SFF McLean.

In unity,
Wattie Watson
National Secretary

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