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Donations Update

On behalf of the NSW Rural Fire Service, the NSW RFS Donations Trust, and our volunteers, thank you to everyone who has donated financially to recognise the incredible work done by our volunteers.

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Support for firefighter families

Thank you to the many members of the community who donated to support the families of firefighters killed during the 2019-20 bush fire season. The NSW RFS created dedicated appeals for the families of Samuel McPaul, Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O'Dwyer, and the funds have now been distributed in full to their families.

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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. This information was updated on 29 January 2020.

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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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