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SS 1.1.24 Assistance in Legal Matters for Members of the NSW RFS

Published 1 September 2004 - Legal proceedings or inquiries associated with or arising out of the activities of the NSW RFS generally involve the Service as a party to those proceedings. Solicitors and Counsel retained to represent the Service will be available to protect the interests of NSW RFS members if an issue involving an individual arises during the course of the proceedings.

SS 1.1.28 Injury/Accident Reporting and Investigation

Published 9 December 2008 - The NSW RFS acknowledges its responsibility to investigate the occurrence of accidents and identify corrective actions. To facilitate this process, the NSW RFS has established an accident investigation system.This Service Standard provides for a system to facilitate recording and reporting of an injury/accident occurrence, and the undertaking of related investigations.

SS 1.1.30 Public Interest Disclosures in the NSW RFS

Published 19 March 2013 - The purpose of this Service Standard is to articulate the NSW RFS policy and procedures for receiving, assessing and dealing with public interest disclosures, and demonstrate compliance with the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994.

SS 1.1.32 Fraud and Corruption

Published 20 August 2019.

SS 1.1.41 Photographic Identification Cards for NSW RFS Volunteer Members

Published 27 August 2011 - The NSW RFS recognises the need to ensure that all members should be able to identify themselves as members of the Service. Photographic identification cards will assist NSW RFS members in performing their duties and will improve the security of the Service and its members.

SS 1.1.42 Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

This Service Standard has been developed to incorporate and extend content from previous policies 4.1.13 Bullying in the Workplace v1.2 and P3.1.2 Harassment v1.1. and migrating to a Service Standard rather than a policy, to cover all NSW RFS members.

SS 1.2.1 NSW RFS Ranking and Rank Insignia

Published 19 August 2013 - Effective operational performance requires the development of a clearly defined and easily understood operational command structure. Subsection 12(4) of the Rural Fires Act 1997 provides for the Commissioner to determine the ranks of NSW RFS members.

SS 1.3.1 Delegations and Authorisations (including supplementary delegations- unincorporated area of NSW)

Published 19 March 2013 - The statutory powers created by the Rural Fires Act 1997 (the Act) are vested in the Commissioner, Local Authorities, Fire Control Officers and Officers of Brigades. This Service Standard identifies the Delegations (s 14 of the Act) and Authorisations (s 39 of the Act) of the Commissioner with respect to the NSW RFS. It also includes Delegations (s 44 of the Act) of the Commissioner with respect to co-ordinated bush firefighting.

SS 1.3.2 Powers of Officers

Published 19 March 2013 - Subsection 22(1) of the Rural Fires Act 1997 provides that officers of a rural fire brigade or group of rural fire brigades of a rank designated by the Commissioner may, for certain purposes, exercise any function conferred on the officer by or under the Act or take any other action reasonably necessary or incidental to the effective exercise of such a function.

SS 1.3.4 Rural Fire District Service Agreements

Published 16 August 2010 - The majority of Local Authorities which have responsibilities for Rural Fire Districts have entered into Rural Fire District Service Agreements (RFDSAs) with the NSW RFS under section 12A of the Rural Fires Act 1997. In accordance with these RFDSAs, the Commissioner assumes responsibility for the exercise of functions imposed upon those Local Authorities by the Act.

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