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Ministerial media releases

Frontline heroes recognised in Australia Day Honours

Eighteen emergency services personnel have been recognised in the Australia Day Honours List for their exceptional commitment and dedication to protecting NSW communities.

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Site selected for Grafton emergency hub

A new Fire Control and Emergency Operations Centre will be built at Clarence Valley Regional Airport thanks to an $8.5 million investment by the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government.

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$1.7 million rebuild for Western Sydney fire station

Sydney’s newest fire station has opened its doors, with the completion of the $1.7 million development of Mulgoa Rural Fire Brigade celebrated at a ceremony today.

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$200m to implement Flood Inquiry Recommendations

The NSW Government has committed almost $200 million in new funding to implement a number of the recommendations from the independent Flood Inquiry.

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Summer begins with grass fire threat

As summer begins, New South Wales residents are being warned to prepare now, with this year’s persistent rainfall causing the most significant grass fire risk across the State in more than 10 years.

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Communities urged to be prepared as summer begins

As the summer season begins, emergency services organisations have joined forces to urge communities to be safe and prepared following a horror year of natural disasters.

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Firefighting air tanker to touch down after marathon mission

After a three month deployment in support of the US fire service’s firefighting efforts, the NSW Rural Fire Service’s (RFS) Marie Bashir Large Air Tanker will arrive in Sydney this afternoon.

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National honours for Hills volunteers

More than 40 volunteers of the NSW Rural Fire Service’s (RFS) Hills District will be presented with National Emergency Medals at a ceremony today in recognition of their service during Black Summer.

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Hawkesbury volunteers honoured for Black Summer service

Almost 300 members of the NSW Rural Fire Service’s (RFS) Hawkesbury District are being awarded the National Emergency Medal for their efforts during the 2019-20 Black Summer bush fires.

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New boats to boost volunteer response to fires and floods

Four new firefighting boats worth a combined $190,000 will be delivered to NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Brigades in the State’s far west, to boost fire responses and support other emergency services organisations during floods and other emergencies.

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