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International Women's Day

Friday 8 March is International Women's Day.

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State Mitigation Services recruitment

The NSW RFS is seeking passionate and dedicated staff to join our Mitigation Crews, who are focussed on reducing bush fire hazards and providing operational support.

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Sydney Mardi Gras

Keep an eye out for NSW RFS members taking part in this year's Sydney Mardi Gras.

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Thank you, firefighters

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has thanked firefighters for their efforts during recent fires in northern NSW.

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Black Saturday – The NSW RFS Reflects Ten Years On

2019 marks ten years since Victoria’s Black Saturday. The NSW RFS reflects on the most devastating and destructive fires of our times.You can see and read the experiences of our people and learn about some of the important lessons to come out of the disaster here:

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Australia Day 2019 - 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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Feed A Farmer

In 2016, NSW Police issued the challenge to 'Stuff Your Chopper' and since then, NSW RFS members have collected and donated more than 30 tonnes of food and other products.

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National Fire Danger Rating System Research - Batemans Bay

Fire and emergency services, researchers and weather experts are working on a new National Fire Danger Rating System.

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Queen's Birthday AFSMs 2018

Congratulations to the six NSW RFS recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal, announced on the Queen's Birthday 2018.

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St Florians Day 2018

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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