Ministerial media releases
A multi-agency contingency of more than 200 firefighters and specialists from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), Fire & Rescue NSW, National Parks and Wildlife Service and ACT RFS have now been deployed to help battle major bush fires in Queensland.
Published Date: 30 Nov 2018Read More
NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) firefighters have been deployed to support firefighting efforts in Queensland as locals continue to battle blazes.
Published Date: 27 Nov 2018Read More
The state’s capability to respond to bush fires has received a major boost today with the official unveiling of the new state-of-the-art Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarters, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
Published Date: 21 Nov 2018Read More
A multi-million dollar funding boost will strengthen the Large Air Tanker (LAT) program across NSW as the world’s first firefighting ‘737’ aircraft known as ‘Gaia’ arrives in Sydney, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
Published Date: 16 Nov 2018Read More
Starting a bushfire this summer could land offenders in prison for more than two decades, with the NSW Government to introduce a significantly tougher maximum sentence for the crime.
Published Date: 01 Nov 2018Read More
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.