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Ministerial media releases

Record investment in Emergency Services

$400 million will be invested over the next four years in Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the NSW State Emergency Service (SES), bringing the NSW Government’s investment in emergency services in 2022-23 to more than $4.2 billion to make communities safer and stronger.

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Budget boost for NSW bush fire inquiry action

The NSW Government is making a major investment to better prepare communities and respond to bush fires, by committing $315.2 million over the next four years to complete the recommendations of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry in the 2022-23 NSW Budget.

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Medal honours for Maimuru Brigade at station opening

Maimuru Rural Fire Brigade has been officially re-opened at a ceremony held to mark the completion of a $234,000 upgrade and celebrate the service of NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers.

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NIght-time capability for RFS takes off

In a first for NSW, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) has commenced training for night-time firefighting operations using a Coulson Chinook helicopter.

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$8.9 Million boost for Clarence Emergency Services

The NSW Government is investing $8.9 million in the Clarence Region, with a co-located Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) and Fire Control Centres (FCC) to be built in Grafton and a new Category 1 Fire Tanker going to the Lawrence RFS Brigade.

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Emergency Services recognised in Australia Day Honours

Seventeen emergency services personnel have been acknowledged for their commitment and dedication to protecting the people of NSW, as part of Today’s 2022 Australia Day Honours awards.

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Multi-million dollar investment in Emergency Management Centres

An additional $31 million is being invested by the NSW Government for the construction of three new co-located Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and Fire Control Centres (FCC) at Moruya, Tumut and Hawkesbury.

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New pin recognising NSW RFS Indigenous volunteers

The contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander volunteers make to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has been highlighted today, with a new Indigenous pin unveiled at a ceremony in Gunnedah.

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Communities urged to prepare for summer

Prepare a bushfire survival plan, don’t drive through floodwater, swim between the flags and make sure your home is fire safe this summer – these are some of the summer safety tips NSW emergency service agencies have shared ahead of the 2021 season.

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New RFS helicopters and Aviation Centre of Excellence for regional NSW

Regional communities across NSW are set to benefit from an enhanced emergency response and investment, as the NSW Government bases NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) multi-purposed firefighting helicopters at three key regional locations and officially turns the first sod for the RFS Aviation Centre of Excellence.

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