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Ministerial media releases

Emergency Service Cadets Honoured

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today congratulated the 2015 Cadet of the Year for both the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).

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Thank you to NSW Volunteers

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today thanked the more than 80,000 volunteers who provide emergency services across NSW, at the start of National Volunteer Week.

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Firefighters Honoured for Bravery and Service

Today, nine NSW RFS members and ten units were honoured at a bravery and service awards ceremony at NSW RFS Headquarters. This service marks St Florian’s day – the Patron Saint of Firefighters.

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NSW bush fire risk management projects receive $2.59 million funding boost

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant today announced $2.59 million for 43 new projects to address bush fire risks throughout NSW.

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Fire behaviour specialists, improved hazard reduction to protect community

Rural firefighters will be supported by fire behaviour specialists and weather balloons, as well as additional crews tasked with mid-week hazard reduction, to help better protect communities from the risk of bushfire.

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Emergency workers on Australia Day Honours list

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott has congratulated 13 emergency services workers who received awards in today’s Australia Day Honours.

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NSW firefighters to assist in Western Australia

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today farewelled sixty firefighters and support officers who will assist with Western Australia's fire emergency.

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NSW moves to a fairer system for funding fire and emergency services

NSW will move into line with all other mainland states and introduce a fairer system of funding fire and emergency services that will also help reduce the high levels of underinsurance across the State, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian announced today.

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NSW firefighters battle Indonesian forest fires

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons today announced the NSW Government will be working collaboratively with the Australian Government to provide aerial firefighting assistance to Indonesia.

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Gypsy Lady, Southern Belle Ready To Protect NSW

Erikson Air Crane ‘Gypsy Lady’ and ‘Southern Belle’, a DC 10 Very Large Air Tanker have joined ‘Thor’ the Hercules C130 Large Air Tanker in Sydney for the 2015/16 bushfire season.

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