The Cobbler Road fire, which started under Extreme conditions, burnt quickly, travelling 35 kilometres and covering 14,000 hectares within six hours. It caused significant damage to farming country including extensive livestock losses.
In mid-January 2013 a bush fire swept through the Warrumbungles National Park to the west of Coonabarabran, threatening Australian's largest optical observatory and destroying neighbouring farm land and properties.
Over two weeks in some of the State's hottest ever weather a fire burned in Yarrabin through grasslands, grazing lands and the heavily forested Kybeyan Range.
National Volunteer Week runs from 13 to 19 May 2013 and is a chance to say "thanks a million" to the volunteers who protect, serve and give time to communities right across the country.
Published Date: 11 May 2013Read More
This week is National Youth Week, a celebration of young people in Australia. The NSW Rural Fire Service is a key supporter of youth and recognises the important role young members play in the future of our Service.
Published Date: 06 Apr 2013Read More
Bush Fire Bulletin Volume 34 No 2 (2012) included the Training Calendar for 2013.
The Far West Team is attracting attention from around the State for their sophisticated used of technology and social media in the early detection of fires.
Traditionally, sniffer dogs are used to track down criminals, find drugs or locate rabbits....until now.