Ministerial media releases
Fire trails and access points are being improved to support firefighters on the frontline, thanks to almost $3.4 million in joint Commonwealth and New South Wales Government funding.
Published Date: 26 Oct 2018Read More
Firefighters who develop cancer will now be able to claim workers compensation entitlements and support more easily thanks to NSW Government reforms being introduced into Parliament today.
Published Date: 24 Oct 2018Read More
Tathra and Tumbulgum community groups have been recognised today for their resilient responses to floods and fires, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
Emergency services volunteers who have lost their lives protecting the community will be commemorated today at a special memorial, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
A confronting new campaign will kick off this week urging NSW residents to make sure they are prepared for the bush fire season, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers from across the Cudgegong District have been honoured at a special medal presentation this week.
Published Date: 09 Oct 2018Read More
The Government will introduce amendments to workers compensation legislation to reverse the onus of proof for NSW firefighters who are diagnosed with one of 12 prescribed cancers and meet the applicable minimum employment periods.
Published Date: 27 Sep 2018Read More
Get ready for bush fire season – that’s the reminder from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) today as hundreds of brigades prepare to open their doors to the community this weekend.
Published Date: 20 Sep 2018Read More
Disaster assistance has been made available for NSW communities affected by the mid-August bushfires.
Published Date: 18 Sep 2018Read More
More than 55 specialists from NSW fire agencies will join an Australian and New Zealand deployment to the United States to assist firefighters battling devastating wildfires in Northern California, Oregon and Washington State, which to date have killed six people and destroyed approximately 500 homes.
Published Date: 31 Jul 2018Read More