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NSW Bush Fires - How you can help

So many people have reached out to us, asking how they can lend a hand to people in bush fire affected areas, as well as our volunteers.

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Get Ready Day - 16 November 2019

We've seen over the last few weeks the devastating impact that bush fires can have, and the incredible teamwork of firefighters and the community working together to protect what's important.

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Dangerous fire conditions - Tuesday 12 November 2019

This information relates to increased fire danger on Tuesday 12 November 2019.

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Volunteer Protection Order

Special provisions to protect the employment of volunteers have been enacted due to the current fire situation across NSW.

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2019 Volunteer Memorial Service

This weekend we will remember the emergency services volunteers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting their communities.

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737 Large Air Tanker

Starting this fire season, you may see our new 737 Large Air Tanker (LAT) overhead - a firebombing aircraft that will be available to assist us all year-round.

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NSW RFS Training Academy opens in Dubbo

Acting Commissioner Rob Rogers and Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Hon David Elliott MP, have officially opened Stage One of the $23 million state of the art NSW RFS Training Academy located in Dubbo.

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Queen's Birthday AFSMs 2019

Congratulations to the eight NSW RFS recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal, announced on the Queen's Birthday 2019.

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Hazard reduction burns to be rescheduled

Due to forecast weather conditions and the potential impact of smoke on large planned events in the Sydney area this weekend, the NSW RFS along with partner agencies, has re-evaluated and rescheduled a number of hazard reduction burns that were planned over the next few days.

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