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Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2014

NAIDOC Week is a week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Armidale High Cadet Graduation

Fourteen students from Armidale High School have graduated from the NSW RFS Cadet Program in the New England Zone's first all female cadet graduation.

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National Youth Week 2014

National Youth Week 2014 provides a chance for us to recognise the 8,449 NSW RFS volunteers aged 25 and younger.

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Victorian Bush Fires 2014

In February 2014, bush fires affected many parts of Victoria.

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Twitter Alerts

The NSW RFS has become one of the first agencies to be using a new social media technology, just launched in Australia - Twitter Alerts.

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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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