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Ministerial media releases

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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New RFS ad campaign urges the community to get bush fire ready

A new state-wide campaign by the NSW Rural Fire Service will kick off today, urging the community to prepare for the bush fire season, and to live bush fire ready.

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Four Fallen Emergency Services Volunteers Honoured

Communities across NSW have today honoured the courageous emergency services personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty at a memorial service at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, steamed online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Grass fires a concern this bush fire season

Grass and crop fires are the greatest concern for the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), with the official bushfire season across NSW underway.

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'Get Ready' for Bush Fire Season

Communities are being urged to ‘Get Ready’ for the upcoming bush fire season, with the NSW Government and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) reminding people to prepare their homes and ensure their bush fire plan is up to date.

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RFS and SES Members Supporting their Communities in the Battle Against Covid-19

Volunteers and staff from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the State Emergency Service (SES) are stepping up to assist health officials with the infrastructure and logistics needed to fight the current Delta strain of COVID-19 in multiple locations across the State, including Dubbo and Wilcannia.

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Young NSW RFS Volunteers Honoured

The achievements of young members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) have been recognised today with the announcement of two Young Volunteers of the Year and the NSW Secondary School Cadet of the Year.

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Sod-turn marks beginning of $6m New England Fire Control Centre Project

By the end of August diggers will have replaced planes at the northern end of Armidale Regional Airport, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today joining NSW Rural Fire Service Chief Superintendent, Jayson McKellar to turn the first ceremonial sod and commence construction on the $6 million NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) New England Fire Control Centre (FCC).

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FURTHER $268.2 MILLION RESPONDING TO NSW BUSHFIRE INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS

Firefighting drones, aerial firefighting, enhanced strategic fire trails and improvements to local emergency infrastructure and equipment will be funded by an additional $268.2 million over four years as part of the NSW Government’s response to the independent NSW Bushfire Inquiry.

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