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Ministerial media releases

Ichabod Crane rides into Sydney for fire season

Firefighting Air-Cranes 'Ichabod' and 'Gypsy Lady' have returned to Sydney in preparation for the 2014/15 bush fire season.

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Preparation vital for challenging bush fire season

Police and Emergency Services Minister Stuart Ayres and NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons are urging residents in bushfire prone areas to prepare themselves and their homes for the threat of bushfire.

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Support Volunteer Firefighters on NSW RFS Open Day

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has encouraged the community to visit their local volunteer brigade this weekend as part of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Open Day this Saturday 13 September.

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New laws and increased fines ahead of bushfire season

From tomorrow, residents in designated areas will be able to protect their homes from bushfires, with new laws introduced that make it easier to clear trees and vegetation from around their homes.

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Hidden support behind RFS volunteers honoured

Employers are a vital part of the volunteer firefighting effort in NSW and today Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres awarded 12 businesses with Special Commendation for their outstanding support.

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Emergency Services benefit from NSW Budget

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has allocated over $1.14 billion to the four Emergency Services agencies in the 2014-15 Budget, ensuring personnel have the support they need to keep our communities safe.

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NSW Rural Fire Service Australian Fire Service Medal recipient biographies

Six NSW Rural Fire Service members were today awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Minister congratulates Queen's Birthday honours recipients

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has congratulated the NSW Police and Emergency Services personnel who have received awards in today's Queen's Birthday Honours.

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New laws to protect property from bush fires

Residents will be given additional powers to protect their homes from bushfires, with new laws being introduced into NSW Parliament today to make it easier to clear trees and vegetation from around a property.

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Emergency service cadets honoured

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has today announced the 2013 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Cadet of the Year.

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