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2016 Emergency Service Volunteers Memorial Service

The annual Memorial service honouring those volunteers of the Emergency Services that have served the community of New South Wales and those who have died as a result of that service will be held at 11am on Sunday 9 October 2016.

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Bush Fire Danger Period

The 2016-17 Bush Fire Danger Period is now in place for more areas across NSW from today (01/09/16).

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Bush Fire Danger Period commences

Monday 1 August marks the start of the 2016-17 Bush Fire Danger Period for the Armidale Regional, Glen Innes/Severn, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha local government areas in the State's north.

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Supportive Employer Program 2016

At a ceremony at NSW RFS Headquarters, Special Commendations were awarded to 12 nominated businesses and self-employed volunteers as part of the NSW RFS Supportive Employer Program.

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Queen’s Birthday AFSMs 2016

Congratulations to the five NSW RFS recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal, announced on the Queen’s Birthday 2016.

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Hazard Reductions - 14 and 15 May 2016

Fire services and land managers are taking advantage of fine conditions to conduct hazard reduction burns this weekend.

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National Volunteer Week - 9-15 May 2016

As one of Australia’s leading volunteer organisations, National Volunteer Week is an important time to recognise and thank our volunteers for the contribution they make.

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2016 St Florian's Day awards

4 May is St Florian's Day, named after the Patron Saint of Firefighters. It's also known as International Firefighters Day.

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National Emergency Service Memorial

A memorial service has been held in Canberra to remember members of the fire and emergency services community who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while helping others.

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2016 Australia Day AFSMs

Congratulations to the NSW RFS recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal, announced on Australia Day 2016.

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