Ministerial media releases
The Minns Labor Government has made it easier for the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to close roads in fire emergencies ahead of a dangerous bushfire season, with legislation passing through NSW Parliament this week.
Published Date: 23 Nov 2023Read More
The NSW Government today expressed its deepest sympathies to the family of a NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer firefighter who lost his life in Northern NSW.
Published Date: 17 Nov 2023Read More
Iconic fire danger rating signs on roadsides across NSW are getting a digital facelift, with the Rural Fire Service (RFS) set to provide real-time fire risk information to communities via remotely operated signs.
Published Date: 27 Aug 2023Read More
NSW emergency services are getting ready for a potentially dangerous bushfire season with a multi-agency training exercise at the State Emergency Operations Centre at Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarters at Homebush in western Sydney.
Published Date: 08 Aug 2023Read More
Rural Fire Service (RFS) aerial firefighting capabilities received a significant boost today with the arrival of a $9 million high-capacity waterbombing helicopter at Richmond.
Published Date: 31 Jul 2023Read More
Hazard reduction burns are underway across the state as rural firefighters try to take advantage of favourable conditions to help keep local communities safe ahead of the 2023-24 bushfire season.
Published Date: 24 Jul 2023Read More
Fifty-seven specialists from NSW firefighting and emergency service agencies have arrived in Canada to join a 200 strong Australasian deployment assisting local firefighters currently battling over 190 wildfires burning through the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
Published Date: 29 May 2023Read More
Almost 80 RFS volunteers, staff and teams have been recognised today for their bravery and unwavering commitment in emergencies, including bushfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published Date: 04 May 2023Read More
Residents across NSW can now receive the latest flood and fire warnings in the palm of their hands, with the launch of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s Hazards Near Me app.
Published Date: 14 Feb 2023Read More