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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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NSW assists with Tasmanian bush fires

More than 100 firefighters from NSW and the ACT are assisting local crews in Tasmania, with large bush fires burning across the island state.

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NBN fire and lift register

The nbn™ network is replacing most existing landline phone and internet networks across Australia.

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Christmas 2015

Many of our brigades celebrate Christmas in their community with some help from the big man in red, direct from the North Pole. From all of us at the NSW RFS, have a safe and happy Christmas.

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Recognition for our volunteers

Local community awards have given thanks and appreciation to some of our members.

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Get Ready For Summer

Summer is often a time to spend with family and friends, and enjoying the warm weather. However it's also peak disaster season.

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Tributes to NSW RFS volunteer

The NSW Rural Fire Service has paid tribute to volunteer firefighter Paul Sanderson, who has died while fighting a bush fire at Stanford Merthyr near Cessnock.

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Women in leadership

The increasing role of women in leadership functions has been highlighted recently, from brigade level to senior management.

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