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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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Tell us your experience of bush fire

Sharing experiences of bush fire can be powerful. Let us know your story and help us help the community to prepare.

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'Thor' heads to Indonesia

'Thor', the C130 waterbomber, has been deployed to Indonesia to assist with fighting wild fires which are causing significant smoke issues across Indonesia.

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New aviation resources give help from above

NSW firefighters will be assisted by a number of new aicraft this bush fire season.

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I Am Fire - New NSW RFS campaign

"I Am Fire" is the theme of a new bush fire public awareness campaign launched by the NSW RFS.

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Bush Fire Danger Period commences for seven LGAs

Saturday 1 August 2015 marks the start of the 2015-16 bush fire period for seven local government areas in the north of NSW.

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Fire Season 2014/15

A welcome reprieveThe 2014/15 fire season began early in August 2014 and ended in late March 2015.This article appears in the Bush Fire Bulletin Volume 37 No 2. Subscribe for free by emailing: bush.fire.bulletin@rfs.nsw.gov.au or view on the Bush Fire Bulletin page.

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