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Ministerial media releases

Emergency Services urge community to stay safe this summer

The state’s emergency services have joined forces to urge communities across the state to have a safe summer as the season kicks off tomorrow.

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Further firies deployed to Queensland

A multi-agency contingency of more than 200 firefighters and specialists from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), Fire & Rescue NSW, National Parks and Wildlife Service and ACT RFS have now been deployed to help battle major bush fires in Queensland.

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100 volunteer firefighters deployed to Queensland

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) firefighters have been deployed to support firefighting efforts in Queensland as locals continue to battle blazes.

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NSW Rural Fire Service Headquarters unveiled

The state’s capability to respond to bush fires has received a major boost today with the official unveiling of the new state-of-the-art Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarters, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.

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Guardian Angel 'Gaia' to help fight fires as major funding fortifies fleet

A multi-million dollar funding boost will strengthen the Large Air Tanker (LAT) program across NSW as the world’s first firefighting ‘737’ aircraft known as ‘Gaia’ arrives in Sydney, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.

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Stronger sentences for starting a bush fire

Starting a bushfire this summer could land offenders in prison for more than two decades, with the NSW Government to introduce a significantly tougher maximum sentence for the crime.

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New funding to help fortify New South Wales fire trails

Fire trails and access points are being improved to support firefighters on the frontline, thanks to almost $3.4 million in joint Commonwealth and New South Wales Government funding.

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New laws make it easier for firefighters to claim compensation

Firefighters who develop cancer will now be able to claim workers compensation entitlements and support more easily thanks to NSW Government reforms being introduced into Parliament today.

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Flood and fire affected communities recognised for resilience at annual awards

Tathra and Tumbulgum community groups have been recognised today for their resilient responses to floods and fires, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.

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Emergency services volunteers honoured at memorial

Emergency services volunteers who have lost their lives protecting the community will be commemorated today at a special memorial, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.

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