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St Florian's Day 2020

Monday 4 May 2020 is St Florian's Day, a very special day for those in the firefighting family.

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Shane Fitzsimmons to conclude role as Commissioner

After more than 12 years as Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons will leave the NSW RFS this month to take up a new role in NSW Government.

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Coronavirus Response

The NSW Rural Fire Service, like many organisations, is making some adjustments to the way we operate due to COVID-19.

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Australia Day 2020 - Australian Fire Service Medals

Congratulations to the six NSW RFS members named as recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal, as part of the Australia Day Honours.

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Donations Update

On behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service, the NSW RFS Donations Trust, and our volunteers, thank you to everyone who has donated financially to recognise the incredible work done by our volunteers.

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Support for firefighter families

Thank you to the many members of the community who donated to support the families of firefighters killed during the 2019-20 bush fire season. The NSW RFS created dedicated appeals for the families of Samuel McPaul, Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O'Dwyer, and the funds have now been distributed in full to their families.

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NSW Bush Fires - How you can help

So many people have reached out to us, asking how they can lend a hand to people in bush fire affected areas, as well as our volunteers.

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Get Ready Day - 16 November 2019

We've seen over the last few weeks the devastating impact that bush fires can have, and the incredible teamwork of firefighters and the community working together to protect what's important.

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Dangerous fire conditions - Tuesday 12 November 2019

This information relates to increased fire danger on Tuesday 12 November 2019.

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