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Media contacts and spokespeople

The RFS State Duty Media Officer is your first point of contact for information on statewide incidents, events or issues.

To contact the RFS State Duty Media Officer, please call (02) 9898 1855 during business hours or for major incidents outside of business hours.

During periods of increased activity or after hours, this number is diverted to a pager service. Please leave a message including your name, organisation, contact details and the nature of your enquiry (such as the incident you are enquiring about). We will then return your call.

During business hours or for non-urgent enquiries, media can also email

Media requiring assistance on local issues or incidents can contact their local RFS District Office.

The RFS has a variety of spokespeople and other experts available to discuss incidents, issues and events.

Key spokespeople

Commissioner Rob Rogers  Commissioner Rob Rogers 
Deputy Commissioner Kyle Stewart  Kyle Stewart 
Deputy Commissioner Peter McKechnie  Peter McKechnie 
Inspector Ben Shepherd Manager, Media and Communications Inspector Ben Shepherd 
  Gregory Allan Senior Media and Communications Officer Gregory Allan 

Local spokespeople

We also have a variety of spokespeople available to discuss local incidents and issues in your area. Contact your local RFS Fire Control Centre or the State Duty Media Officer for advice.