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Jubilation as NSW RFS volunteers receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

Eight NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members have been awarded Australian Fire Service Medals (AFSM) to recognise their dedication and hard work.

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NSW RFS members awarded for service during 2019-20 fire season

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Hawkesbury District will be awarded the National Emergency Medal for their efforts during the 2019-20 fire season.

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Leading experts to share experience in engaging communities

More than 400 emergency management and community engagement practitioners from across Australia will gather in Newcastle this week to discuss best practice and share their experiences in engaging with communities to improve community safety and build resilience.

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Canobolas Zone applauds dedicated members

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Canobolas Zone will this week applaud the achievements of dedicated volunteers from the Central West area with the presentation of medals and awards in honour of long service, appreciation and dedication.

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Volunteer Appreciation Day honours Central Coast members

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Central Coast District will today applaud the achievements of dedicated volunteers from the Central Coast area with the presentation of medals and awards in honour of long service, appreciation and dedication at an official ceremony being held in Tumbi Umbi.

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Jenolan Caves Rural Fire Brigade Station rebuilt from the ashes of 2019 fire

It’s a return home for the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Jenolan Caves Fire Brigade as they celebrate the official opening of the fire station today.

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Medal honours at $2.1 million official opening of Cobar Fire Control Centre

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Far West Team have been recognised for their dedicated service during the 2019-20 fire season at the official opening of the Cobar Fire Control Centre.

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Bravery and commitment of firefighters recognised on St Florian’s Day

Nineteen NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) staff, volunteers and teams have today been honoured for their bravery and exceptional service. Held on 4 May each year, the St Florian's Day awards coincides with the Feast Day of St Florian, Patron Saint of Firefighters, and International Firefighters' Day.

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Hunter District members recognised for service

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Hunter Valley District will today applaud the achievements of dedicated volunteers from the Hunter area with the presentation of medals and badges in honour of long service, appreciation and dedication at an official ceremony being held in Denman.

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Medal honours and $2.66 million investment for Castlereagh Zone firefighters

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Castlereagh Zone have been recognised for their dedicated service and had their firefighting capabilities bolstered, including the official opening of the Weetaliba and Gamble Creek Brigades station.

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