Ministerial media releases
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
Construction has begun on a new emergency management hub for the Snowy Monaro region thanks to an $8.5 million investment by the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government.
Published Date: 07 Feb 2023Read More
A new network dedicated to creating stronger connections between first responders, businesses and researchers will develop cutting-edge technology and help NSW better prepare for fires and floods.
Published Date: 02 Feb 2023Read More
The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Wollongong City Council have reached an agreement to relocate Austinmer Rural Fire Brigade to a permanent new home at Thirroul.
Published Date: 31 Jan 2023Read More
Eighteen emergency services personnel have been recognised in the Australia Day Honours List for their exceptional commitment and dedication to protecting NSW communities.
Published Date: 26 Jan 2023Read More