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Ministerial media releases

NSW fire specialists helping to fight US wildfires

More than 55 specialists from NSW fire agencies will join an Australian and New Zealand deployment to the United States to assist firefighters battling devastating wildfires in Northern California, Oregon and Washington State, which to date have killed six people and destroyed approximately 500 homes.

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Black Hawks to support NSW RFS

The Turnbull Government has agreed to the transfer of two Black Hawk airframes to the NSW Rural Fire Service, which will boost the State’s ability to respond to life or death emergencies.

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NSW first responders benefit from budget

Record funding will deliver state-of-the-art rescue vehicles, boats, and trailers, upgrade communications networks, and see continued investment in infrastructure to provide emergency services with the support needed to protect our communities.

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Remember to be safe as the cold winter weather settles in

With temperatures as low as -4 degrees this week in some areas of the state, Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant has today joined with leaders across emergency management to call on the community to do their bit to stay safe this winter.

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Young NSW SES and NSW RFS volunteers recognised

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced the winners of the 2017 NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Cadet of the Year and Young Volunteers of the Year at a special ceremony at Parliament House.

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NSW RFS firefighters honoured on St Florian's Day

Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant joined NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons at NSW RFS Headquarters today to honour 15 NSW RFS members and 11 teams as part of an annual awards ceremony for exceptional service and bravery.

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2018 Rotary Emergency Service Community Awards finalists announced

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced 24 NSW and 8 ACT finalists for the 2018 Rotary Clubs and Districts of NSW and ACT Emergency Services Community Awards.

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Independent investigation to be held into Bega Valley bush fire

The NSW Government today announced that ex-Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty AO APM will undertake an independent review into the Bega Valley fire.

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Recovery coordinator appointed for Bega Valley fire

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced the appointment of Euan Ferguson as Recovery Coordinator to manage recovery efforts on the South Coast after the Bega Valley fire.

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$4 million for new bushfire research hub

The NSW Government has provided $4 million and launched a new Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub, Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced today.

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