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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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Eumungerie Brigade is turning 70

The Eumungerie Rural Fire Brigade, north of Dubbo will be celebrating its 70th birthday on Saturday 15 November, 2014.

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A Melbourne Cup tip - prepare your horse for bush fire

Think a bush fire won't happen to you? Don't gamble on it.

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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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