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Ministerial media releases

Minister urges residents to get bushfire ready

Minister for Police and Emergency Services is urging all residents in bushfire prone areas to prepare now as the first fires of the season impact on homes.

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Prepare now for looming bush fire season

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has today warned the coming bushfire season has the potential to be one of the worst in years as this long weekend marks the official start in NSW.

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Fire up for Open Day at 350 Brigades

Thousands of people across NSW are expected to flock to their local NSW Rural Fire Service Brigade for the annual Open Day festivities Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said today.

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NSW Government to move to a better way of funding Emergency Services

The NSW Government is seeking community feedback to develop a better, fairer and more efficient way of funding emergency services in NSW, Treasurer Mike Baird and Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, said today.

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More than $1 billion for Emergency Services in the 2012-13 budget

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher says the 2012-13 Budget includes a number of initiatives to improve community safety and to continue strengthening the resources and capabilities of New South Wales' Emergency Services.

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Queen's Birthday Honours List

Minister for Police and Emergency Services has congratulated NSW Police and Emergency Services Personnel who have received awards in today's Queen's Birthday Honours.

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NSW SES and RFS cadets of the year announced

Two students who undertook cadetships with the NSW State Emergency Services (SES) and NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) respectively have been chosen by each organisation as the 2011 Cadet of the Year.

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2011 Cadet of the Year

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today presented the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the State Emergency Service (SES) Cadet of the Year Awards as part of National Volunteers Week.

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Employee Protection Provisions now in place

Due to the current flood emergency across parts of NSW, the NSW Government has invoked employee protection provisions, providing increased protection from volunteers who are assisting with the current operations.

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Another Five Local Government Areas Declared Natural Disasters

Following the recent flooding which has impacted communities across NSW, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has announced a further five Natural Disaster Declarations.

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