In February 2014, bush fires affected many parts of Victoria.
Published Date: 14 Feb 2014Read More
The NSW RFS has become one of the first agencies to be using a new social media technology, just launched in Australia - Twitter Alerts.
Published Date: 18 Dec 2013Read More
In mid-October 2013, a number of large and destructive fires affected communities including the Blue Mountains, Port Stephens, Central Coast, Hawkesbury and Southern Highlands.
Published Date: 26 Oct 2013Read More
The NSW RFS Annual Report 2012/13 is now available for download.
Published Date: 21 Oct 2013Read More
Around 1700 delegates from across the world attended the AFAC and Bushfire CRC Conference in Melbourne in September 2013.
Published Date: 06 Sep 2013Read More
In mid-January 2013 a bush fire swept through the Warrumbungles National Park to the west of Coonabarabran, threatening Australian's largest optical observatory and destroying neighbouring farm land and properties.
The Cobbler Road fire, which started under Extreme conditions, burnt quickly, travelling 35 kilometres and covering 14,000 hectares within six hours. It caused significant damage to farming country including extensive livestock losses.
Over two weeks in some of the State's hottest ever weather a fire burned in Yarrabin through grasslands, grazing lands and the heavily forested Kybeyan Range.
National Volunteer Week runs from 13 to 19 May 2013 and is a chance to say "thanks a million" to the volunteers who protect, serve and give time to communities right across the country.
Published Date: 11 May 2013Read More