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Ministerial media releases

'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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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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