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Ministerial media releases

Australia Day Honours for Police and Emergency Services personnel

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has congratulated 22 Police and Emergency Service personnel who are receiving awards as part of Australia Day celebrations.

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Air-Crane arrives to boost resources this fire season

Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher has welcomed the arrival of the first firefighting Air-Crane 'Malcolm', direct from active service in the USA, boosting the NSW Rural Fire Service's (NSW RFS) resources for the summer.

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Research shows the majority at risk have no plan

Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher, has today launched a new public awareness campaign aimed at shaking NSW residents out of complacency ahead of the bush fire season.

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Eighty thousand emergency volunteers honoured

Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher today paid tribute to the state's 80,000 emergency services volunteers at the annual Memorial Service at Mrs Macquarie's Chair in Sydney.

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Minister urges residents to get bushfire ready

Minister for Police and Emergency Services is urging all residents in bushfire prone areas to prepare now as the first fires of the season impact on homes.

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Rural Fire Service winners of Resilient Australia Awards

Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher has congratulated NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers in the Hunter Valley who have today been recognised for their efforts in bringing together local residents and better preparing them against the threat of bush fires.

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Prepare now for looming bush fire season

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has today warned the coming bushfire season has the potential to be one of the worst in years as this long weekend marks the official start in NSW.

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Fire up for Open Day at 350 Brigades

Thousands of people across NSW are expected to flock to their local NSW Rural Fire Service Brigade for the annual Open Day festivities Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said today.

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NSW Government to move to a better way of funding Emergency Services

The NSW Government is seeking community feedback to develop a better, fairer and more efficient way of funding emergency services in NSW, Treasurer Mike Baird and Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, said today.

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More than $1 billion for Emergency Services in the 2012-13 budget

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher says the 2012-13 Budget includes a number of initiatives to improve community safety and to continue strengthening the resources and capabilities of New South Wales' Emergency Services.

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