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New Icons For Bush Fires

As part of a new Australian Warning System, the way we display incidents on our website and app is changing.

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NAIDOC Week 2020

This week marks NAIDOC Week (8 to 15 November) which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Bush fire research

The 2019-20 bush fire season was the most challenging NSW has ever faced - and took an enormous toll on communities across the state.

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Rob Rogers appointed NSW RFS Commissioner

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, has announced Rob Rogers as the new Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Research into the 2019-2020 bush fires

The Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC, commissioned by the NSW RFS, is undertaking research into people’s experiences of the 2019-20 bush fires in NSW.

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Queen's Birthday AFSMs 2020

Eight NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members have been recognised for their commitment to the community as part of the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020.

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$90 million of donations supporting volunteers and NSW communities

Last fire season was unprecedented and so was the response from the community.

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National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity for us to thank our volunteers for the contribution they make to the NSW RFS, and to their communities.

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St Florian's Day 2020

Monday 4 May 2020 is St Florian's Day, a very special day for those in the firefighting family.

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Shane Fitzsimmons to conclude role as Commissioner

After more than 12 years as Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons will leave the NSW RFS this month to take up a new role in NSW Government.

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