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Minister announces safer communities winners

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher today announced the New South Wales winners of the 2011 Australian Safer Communities Awards.

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Rural Fire Service one step ahead this bush fire season

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher is urging people to ensure they are prepared for the challenges of this year's bush fire season as the NSW Rural Fire Service launches the official Bushfire Danger Period.

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Cowra High School Rural Fire Service Cadets graduate

Eleven students from Cowra High School have been presented with graduation certificates today after successfully completing the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary Schools Cadet Program.

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Minister Announces Recipient Of The Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, has announced volunteer firefighter Kendall Thompson as this year's recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Fire Service Award for Valour.

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Minister strengthens international ties

Police and Emergency Services Minister, Michael Gallacher has met with the Botswana High Commissioner, His Excellency Molosiwa Selepeng, to discuss the ongoing Australia/Botswana Fire Management Assistance Program.

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Natural disasters declared in flood hit areas of NSW

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, has today declared a Natural Disaster for areas hit hardest by extreme weather on the State's Mid North Coast and Hunter regions.

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Queens Birthday Honours for Emergency Services

Police and Emergency Service Minister Michael Gallacher has congratulated ten NSW Emergency Services personnel who have received awards today as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Minister Launches Winter Fire Campaign

The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, today revealed new household fire statistics that show more than 40 per cent of all fire fatalities occur in winter.

The Minister launched the annual Winter Fire Safety campaign on the first day of winter to warn the public of the fire dangers that exist in the family home.

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