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Ministerial media releases

NSW providing support to Victoria's bush fire crisis

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said NSW is providing resources to assist Victoria with their firefighting efforts as they face significant bush fire threats over the coming weeks.

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NSW Police and Emergency Service personnel honoured in Australia Day celebrations

Twenty two Police and Emergency Services personnel are today being honoured with medals as part of Australia Day Celebrations.

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NSW Government moves to protect emergency workers and homeowners from bush fire threat

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said the NSW Government is introducing laws that will streamline hazard reduction processes, strengthen offences and protect emergency service workers.

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bush fire survival plan now at your fingertips

NSW residents now have another way to make a bush fire survival plan with the launch of a new smartphone application.

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State of Emergency declared (NSW)

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today declared a state of emergency for NSW ahead of the forecast deteriorating weather conditions in bush fire zones.

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NSW Government Acts to Protect Volunteer Firefighters

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell and Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today announced the NSW Government has put in place legal protections to ensure emergency services volunteers involved in current bush fire fighting operations are not penalised by their employer for giving up their time.

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Assistance for bush fire affected communities

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell said NSW Government agencies are providing a coordinated response to the current bush fire emergency to provide support to those in need.

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Air-Crane Arrives for NSW Fire Season

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today welcomed the arrival of the 'Gypsy Lady' firefighting Air-Crane to NSW, further bolstering the Rural Fire Service's aerial water-bombing capability this summer.

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Minister Pays Tribute to Emergency Service Volunteers

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has today paid tribute to emergency service volunteers who have lost their life while protecting others.

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Preparation vital for bush fire danger period

Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher and Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons have urged residents in bush fire prone areas across the state to prepare now, with the official start to the bush fire season.

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