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Ministerial media releases

Improved 10/50 scheme offers improved protection for environment

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott, Minister for Environment Mark Speakman and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers today announced a strengthened 10/50 scheme would provide better protection for critical habitat and animals and minimise tree clearing for views.

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NSW firefighters depart Sydney to fight Canada wildfires

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today thanked 31 emergency services workers who are flying to Vancouver to help fight Canada's wildfires.

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More than $1 billion to support emergency services and build community resilience

Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service and the NSW State Emergency Service will receive $1.14 billion in 2015-16, including funding to equip emergency services workers with the tools they need to better protect communities.

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Emergency service cadets honoured

Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today congratulated the winners of the 2014 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Cadet of the Year awards.

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Bushfire Risk Management Projects Receive $2.68 million Funding Boost

Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan and NSW Police and Emergency Services Minister Stuart Ayres today announced $2.68 million for new projects to deal with bushfire risks throughout NSW.

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Londonderry Station refurbishment complete

A new era has begun for Londonderry Rural Fire Brigade with a new station declared open today along with the handover of five trucks within the local Cumberland zone.

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Additional resource for NSW firefighting capability

The NSW Government and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has finalised an agreement to further strengthen the State's firefighting capability through the purchase of a former NSW Police Force helicopter.

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NSW emergency services get ready for summer

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has joined NSW Police and Emergency Services Commissioners to mark the start of summer and ensure the community is ready for the weather conditions the season can bring.

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Work commences on new Menai Rural Fire Station

The start of a new era for local NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) firefighters was marked today as the first sod was turned on the new Menai Station.

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Review of 10/50 vegetation clearing entitlement

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), will make interim changes to the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement as it considers submissions received as part of its review of the scheme.

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