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Hargraves RFS Brigade celebrates new station

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Hargraves Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade is today welcoming an almost $1 million investment with the official opening of its new fire station.

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Media Statement

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) confirms the death of a volunteer firefighter at Hill End in the Central West region.

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New campaign urges action as bush fire season officially begins

Survivors of last summer’s horrific NSW bush fires are sharing their experiences in a new public awareness campaign being launched today.

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Strengthened partnership to benefit farming communities ahead of fire season

Further action is being taken to strengthen the partnership between the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and farmers across the State from the devastating impacts of bush fires.

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Bush Fire Danger Period starts in a further 21 areas

An additional 21 areas will begin the bush fire season tomorrow due to local conditions.

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Shoalhaven Heads Rural Fire Brigade welcomes $1.3 million investment

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Shoalhaven District is today welcoming a $1.3 million investment with the official opening of the newly extended Shoalhaven Heads Brigade station and truck handover.

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Response to independent NSW Bush Fire Inquiry report

NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Rob Rogers:

“The 2019-20 bush fire season was an extreme event that challenged everyone – including firefighters, agencies and the community like never before.

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Celebration for new Parkes Brigade Station and long serving members

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Parkes Brigade is today celebrating the opening of their new brigade station and acknowledging the commitment of long serving members in the Mid Lachlan Valley.

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New partnership sees rural NSW benefit from additional firefighting helicopter

Communities across NSW are set to benefit from a state-of-the-art firefighting helicopter, donated by the Goodman Foundation in a first of its kind partnership with the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).

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Long serving volunteers honoured as station investments celebrated

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) New England Zone will tomorrow celebrate the achievements of dedicated volunteers while celebrating the official opening of two station upgrades.

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