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Ministerial media releases

NEW NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE HEADQUARTERS UNDERWAY

Work has started on the new state-of-the-art NSW Rural Fire Service Headquarters with Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant and NSW RFS Acting Commissioner Rob Rogers officially turning the first sod today.

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Young people recognised for contribution to Emergency Services

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced the winners of the 2016 NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Cadet of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year.

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NSW to lend Queensland a helping hand

A contingent of NSW emergency services personnel will be deployed into Queensland to assist in the recovery operations following Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant announced today.

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Praise for MIA District with $8,000 for new equipment

Local firefighters are celebrating the announcement of new equipment that will help increase community protection around Leeton, the MIA and surrounding communities.

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Hot Summer brings grass fire threat

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons warned the third wettest winter on record had increased the risk of fast-moving and dangerous grass fires.

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NSW Rural Fire Service stays in Western Sydney

The NSW Government has secured the future of the NSW Rural Fire Service by signing a long-term lease for its new headquarters at Sydney Olympic Park.

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'Thor' returns to hammer fires from the sky

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott has welcomed back Thor, the Hercules C130, on its return to Sydney in preparation for the 2016/17 bush fire season.

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Budget delivers vital resources for Emergency Services

The NSW Budget delivers a record $1.3 billion for emergency services in 2016-17,
including funding for new fire stations, bushfire management facilities and major
projects to reduce drownings.

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Police and Emergency Services personnel honoured in Queen's Birthday Honours

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott have today congratulated 22 Police and Emergency Service personnel honoured as part of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations.

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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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