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October 2013 fires

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.

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2012/13 Annual Report

The NSW RFS Annual Report 2012/13 is now available for download.

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AFAC conference 2013

Around 1700 delegates from across the world attended the AFAC and Bushfire CRC Conference in Melbourne in September 2013.

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Through grass and forest - The Yarrabin fire

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.

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Speed and fury - The Cobbler Road grassfire

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.

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Ferocious - The Wambelong fire

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.

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National Volunteer Week 2013

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.

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Youth Week 2013

This week is National Youth Week, a celebration of young people in Australia. The NSW Rural Fire Service is a key supporter of youth and recognises the important role young members play in the future of our Service.

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2013 Training Calendar

Bush Fire Bulletin Volume 34 No 2 (2012) included the Training Calendar for 2013.

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