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Ministerial media releases

New Hawkesbury hub for fires and floods

Emergency response to fires and floods in the Hawkesbury is being significantly enhanced with construction beginning on a new $8 million Fire Control and Emergency Operations Centre.

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New Command Centre and trucks to boost Tamworth firefighting capability

A new Rural Fire Service (RFS) Fire Control Centre and Area Command Office has been officially opened today in Tamworth, along with the delivery of four new fire trucks to local Brigades, in a $10.8 million boost to the region’s firefighting capability.

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Time to 'Get Ready' for bush fire season

Rural Fire Brigades across NSW are gearing up to host more than 500 community awareness events on Saturday as part of the annual Get Ready Weekend.

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Bush Fire Danger Period begins with new warning system

The official Bush Fire Danger Period starts today in 12 regions across NSW, as the new national Fire Danger Rating System takes effect across Australia.

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NSW RFS and farmers team up to fight fire

A landmark new initiative will help firefighters and farmers work together to better protect communities in regional and rural NSW from bush fires and grass fires.

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Road rule change gives emergency services the all clear

Emergency response on major motorways will be significantly improved with an amendment to the road rules which will allow all emergency service vehicles, including those driven by volunteers, to legally and safely use U-turn bays.

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Next generation of Triple Zero heroes

Young students across NSW will be better prepared to respond to emergency situations with the launch of the Triple Zero Classroom Challenge.

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New RFS helicopter on watch over the west

Regional communities across western NSW will be better protected during emergencies with a new multi-purpose NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) helicopter unveiled at Dubbo.

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New machines help RFS carve through flood clean-up

Seven tracked loaders have been deployed by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to clear flood debris in a boost for the clean-up effort across the disaster-impacted Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley, Central Coast and Hunter.

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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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