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Ministerial media releases

Further funding to future-proof NSW fire trails

Fire trails and access points are being strengthened to support firefighters on the frontline through more than $2 million in joint Commonwealth and New South Wales Government funding.

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Joint government funding boost to support NSW emergency volunteers

Volunteers across New South Wales’ first-response agencies will be better supported to continue their dedicated service through joint Commonwealth-State funding.

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School's our for RFS cadets

The next generation of firefighters have taken the state by storm this year, with 56 groups completing the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Secondary Schools Cadet Program.

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More than 13 tonnes of donations delivered to help feed farmers this festive season

More than 13 tonnes of donations have been delivered to Foodbank this week as the ‘Feed a Farmer’ charity drive wraps up this festive season.

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Emergency Services urge community to stay safe this summer

The state’s emergency services have joined forces to urge communities across the state to have a safe summer as the season kicks off tomorrow.

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Further firies deployed to Queensland

A multi-agency contingency of more than 200 firefighters and specialists from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), Fire & Rescue NSW, National Parks and Wildlife Service and ACT RFS have now been deployed to help battle major bush fires in Queensland.

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100 volunteer firefighters deployed to Queensland

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) firefighters have been deployed to support firefighting efforts in Queensland as locals continue to battle blazes.

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NSW Rural Fire Service Headquarters unveiled

The state’s capability to respond to bush fires has received a major boost today with the official unveiling of the new state-of-the-art Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarters, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.

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Guardian Angel 'Gaia' to help fight fires as major funding fortifies fleet

A multi-million dollar funding boost will strengthen the Large Air Tanker (LAT) program across NSW as the world’s first firefighting ‘737’ aircraft known as ‘Gaia’ arrives in Sydney, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.

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Stronger sentences for starting a bush fire

Starting a bushfire this summer could land offenders in prison for more than two decades, with the NSW Government to introduce a significantly tougher maximum sentence for the crime.

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