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Get Ready Weekend

Thanks to everyone who was a part of Get Ready Weekend on 18 and 19 October.

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New thermal imaging cameras and buoy wall dams for NSW RFS volunteers

The NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund Trust (DGR Trust) allocated $638,036 of NSW RFS DGR Fund donations to purchase and supply Thermal Imaging Cameras and Buoy Wall Dams to the Service on 29 April this year.

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Changes to 10/50 vegetation clearing

Changes have been announced to the way the 10/50 vegetation clearing rule is applied in some areas.

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NSW RFS Open Day

Thanks to everyone who attended NSW RFS Open Day on Saturday 13 September 2014.

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NSW RFS State Championships

More than 200 of the state's finest NSW RFS firefighters are competing in the 2014 State Championships at Pambula on the south coast this weekend.

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Sharing NSW RFS expertise at AFAC 2014

Fifty NSW RFS members have attended the AFAC and Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC annual conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Season Outlook 2014-15

An 'above normal' bush fire season is expected for much of NSW, according to the latest outlook from the Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre

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NSW RFS firefighters to Canada

14 emergency services personnel from NSW are being deployed to British Columbia to assist with their current fire emergency.

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New and increased fines from 1 August

New penalties have been introduced and existing penalties increased for a range of offences, to help protect people and properties this bush fire season.

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10/50 vegetation clearing

New laws are being finalised which will help people prepare their homes for bush fires in NSW.

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