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Ministerial media releases

Managing the threat of extreme weather before disaster strikes

The NSW Government is today releasing the nation’s first State Disaster Mitigation Plan (SDMP), developed by the NSW Reconstruction Authority.

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Bolstering traditional practices to ramp up bushfire resilience

A new program to boost the bushfire resilience of critical transport corridors by supporting Aboriginal cultural landscape management has been launched at four sites across regional New South Wales.

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New exemption makes it easier for farmers to fight fires

Transport for NSW and the NSW Rural Fire Service have partnered to launch a trial registration exemption for farmers to help rural firefighting efforts this bushfire season.

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Emergency services personnel honoured on Australia Day

Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib has congratulated the 17 emergency services personnel recognised in The Australia Day 2024 Honours List, acknowledging their commitment to keeping communities safe.

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Bush firefighters reaching new heights with opening of Aviation Centre of Excellence

Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib has officially opened the new $8.3 million NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Aviation Centre of Excellence in Dubbo today, a significant milestone at the start of what is expected to be a hot and challenging summer.

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RFS Benevolent Fund giving back to firefighters and families

The RFS Benevolent Fund, a charity created to provide support to RFS members and their families during challenging times, has been officially formed and is now available to help.

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NSW Government removes roadblock for rural firefighters protecting communities

The Minns Labor Government has made it easier for the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to close roads in fire emergencies ahead of a dangerous bushfire season, with legislation passing through NSW Parliament this week.

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NSW Mourns Rural Fire Service Volunteer

The NSW Government today expressed its deepest sympathies to the family of a NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer firefighter who lost his life in Northern NSW.

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New electronic fire danger rating signs to help keep communities safer across NSW

Iconic fire danger rating signs on roadsides across NSW are getting a digital facelift, with the Rural Fire Service (RFS) set to provide real-time fire risk information to communities via remotely operated signs.

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NSW emergency services gear up for bushfire season

NSW emergency services are getting ready for a potentially dangerous bushfire season with a multi-agency training exercise at the State Emergency Operations Centre at Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarters at Homebush in western Sydney.

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