Ministerial media releases
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons warned the third wettest winter on record had increased the risk of fast-moving and dangerous grass fires.
Published Date: 04 Jan 2017Read More
The NSW Government has secured the future of the NSW Rural Fire Service by signing a long-term lease for its new headquarters at Sydney Olympic Park.
Published Date: 21 Dec 2016Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott has welcomed back Thor, the Hercules C130, on its return to Sydney in preparation for the 2016/17 bush fire season.
Published Date: 13 Sep 2016Read More
The NSW Budget delivers a record $1.3 billion for emergency services in 2016-17,
including funding for new fire stations, bushfire management facilities and major
projects to reduce drownings.
Published Date: 23 Jun 2016Read More
Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott have today congratulated 22 Police and Emergency Service personnel honoured as part of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations.
Published Date: 14 Jun 2016Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today congratulated the 2015 Cadet of the Year for both the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).
Published Date: 12 May 2016Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today thanked the more than 80,000 volunteers who provide emergency services across NSW, at the start of National Volunteer Week.
Published Date: 09 May 2016Read More
Today, nine NSW RFS members and ten units were honoured at a bravery and service awards ceremony at NSW RFS Headquarters. This service marks St Florian’s day – the Patron Saint of Firefighters.
Published Date: 04 May 2016Read More
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant today announced $2.59 million for 43 new projects to address bush fire risks throughout NSW.
Published Date: 07 Apr 2016Read More
Rural firefighters will be supported by fire behaviour specialists and weather balloons, as well as additional crews tasked with mid-week hazard reduction, to help better protect communities from the risk of bushfire.
Published Date: 01 Apr 2016Read More