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National Volunteer Week 2015

Today marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week and as one of Australia's leading volunteer organisations, we want to acknowledge the contribution of our 73,746 volunteer members.The volunteering efforts of our members make a big difference to the community and we say thank you.

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2015 St Florian's Day awards

At the Awards Ceremony on 4 May 2015, 21 individual and seven group recipients are to be acknowledged by the Commissioner. Drawn from the Service's Regions and Headquarters these recipients are presented with Awards in recognition of outstanding bravery or service. The fourth of May is chosen each year for the Awards Ceremony as it is the Feast Day of St Florian, Patron Saint of Firefighters and International Firefighters' Day.

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Australia Day AFSMs

Congratulations to the NSW RFS recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal, announced on Australia Day 2015.

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Bunnings Australia Day BBQ

We reckon there's nothing much more 'Aussie' than a BBQ - or mates helping out mates.

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NSW RFS Assistance to South Australia and Victoria

The NSW RFS has been providing assistance to South Australia and Victoria, during a period of increased fire activity in those states.

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Summer Holiday Fire Safety

Summer is here - and for many of us, that means holidays, travelling and time with the family.

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Movember 2014

NSW RFS members, including Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, are taking part in Movember.

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Cease harvest request - 23 November 2014

Due to the increased fire danger across parts of NSW today (Sunday, 23 November), the NSW RFS is asking farmers to delay harvesting during the hottest and driest part of the day.

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Hot weather information

High temperatures are forecast across NSW meaning an increased fire danger. This page will help you stay up to date and beat the heat.

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Cease harvest requests - 14 November 2014

Due to an increased risk of fire today (Friday 14 November), the NSW RFS is strongly urging farmers in a number of areas to cease harvesting.

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