Ministerial media releases
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons today announced the NSW Government will be working collaboratively with the Australian Government to provide aerial firefighting assistance to Indonesia.
Published Date: 12 Oct 2015Read More
Erikson Air Crane ‘Gypsy Lady’ and ‘Southern Belle’, a DC 10 Very Large Air Tanker have joined ‘Thor’ the Hercules C130 Large Air Tanker in Sydney for the 2015/16 bushfire season.
Published Date: 02 Oct 2015Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons today encouraged the community to join "Get Ready" weekend and make a plan for the bushfire season.
Published Date: 14 Sep 2015Read More
Large Air Tanker (LAT) 'Thor' has arrived in Sydney ahead of the bushfire season, providing an immediate boost to the state's firefighting arsenal.
Published Date: 02 Sep 2015Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott, Minister for Environment Mark Speakman and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers today announced a strengthened 10/50 scheme would provide better protection for critical habitat and animals and minimise tree clearing for views.
Published Date: 12 Aug 2015Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today thanked 31 emergency services workers who are flying to Vancouver to help fight Canada's wildfires.
Published Date: 14 Jul 2015Read More
Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service and the NSW State Emergency Service will receive $1.14 billion in 2015-16, including funding to equip emergency services workers with the tools they need to better protect communities.
Published Date: 23 Jun 2015Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today congratulated the winners of the 2014 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Cadet of the Year awards.
Published Date: 11 May 2015Read More
Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan and NSW Police and Emergency Services Minister Stuart Ayres today announced $2.68 million for new projects to deal with bushfire risks throughout NSW.
Published Date: 05 Mar 2015Read More