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Ministerial media releases

Support Volunteer Firefighters on NSW RFS Open Day

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has encouraged the community to visit their local volunteer brigade this weekend as part of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Open Day this Saturday 13 September.

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New laws and increased fines ahead of bushfire season

From tomorrow, residents in designated areas will be able to protect their homes from bushfires, with new laws introduced that make it easier to clear trees and vegetation from around their homes.

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Hidden support behind RFS volunteers honoured

Employers are a vital part of the volunteer firefighting effort in NSW and today Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres awarded 12 businesses with Special Commendation for their outstanding support.

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Emergency Services benefit from NSW Budget

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has allocated over $1.14 billion to the four Emergency Services agencies in the 2014-15 Budget, ensuring personnel have the support they need to keep our communities safe.

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Minister congratulates Queen's Birthday honours recipients

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has congratulated the NSW Police and Emergency Services personnel who have received awards in today's Queen's Birthday Honours.

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NSW Rural Fire Service Australian Fire Service Medal recipient biographies

Six NSW Rural Fire Service members were today awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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New laws to protect property from bush fires

Residents will be given additional powers to protect their homes from bushfires, with new laws being introduced into NSW Parliament today to make it easier to clear trees and vegetation from around a property.

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Emergency service cadets honoured

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has today announced the 2013 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Cadet of the Year.

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NSW providing support to Victoria's bush fire crisis

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said NSW is providing resources to assist Victoria with their firefighting efforts as they face significant bush fire threats over the coming weeks.

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NSW Police and Emergency Service personnel honoured in Australia Day celebrations

Twenty two Police and Emergency Services personnel are today being honoured with medals as part of Australia Day Celebrations.

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