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Far South Coast firefighters honoured for service during 2019-20 fire season

Two years on after fires tore through the South Coast, members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Far South Coast District have been awarded the National Emergency Medal for their efforts during the 2019-20 fire season.

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Get ready now for high temperatures and increased fire danger

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging residents in the state’s west to prepare now as hot, dry and windy conditions are expected to increase the fire danger this weekend.

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Major investment boosts southern NSW community safety

Regional communities in the state’s south will benefit from enhanced emergency response, with the announcement today of a new $8 million Rural Fire Service Fire Control Centre to be built and a firefighting helicopter based at Tumut.

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Speciality NSW RFS helicopter already serving the community

A state-of-the-art firefighting helicopter, donated by the Goodman Foundation to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), has already been put to good use to help protect the community.

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National Emergency Medal awarded to NSW RFS members for service during 2019-20 fire season

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Orana District, State Training Academy and Area Western Command have been awarded the National Emergency Medal for their efforts during the 2019-20 fire season.

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Bush Fire Danger Period now in place for most of NSW

All but nine local government areas of NSW will be in the bush fire season from tomorrow as the recent wet weather continues to build on grass fire concerns.

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Bush Fire Danger Period to begin in a further 21 areas

An additional 21 areas across NSW will enter the bush fire season tomorrow due to local conditions.

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Crucial burns planned to provide added protection for NSW communities

With the current favourable weather conditions, fire agencies, land managers and private landholders will carry out vital hazard reduction burns across the state to provide critical added protection to homes at risk of bush fires.

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Six areas begin Bush Fire Danger Period early in NSW

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) today announced six Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the New England and Northern Tablelands areas will commence the Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) early, due to prevailing local conditions.

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Aviation firefighting simulator given real life tick of approval

Nine aviation personnel from across the country have enhanced their capabilities and skills using the new aviation simulator located at the NSW RFS Training Academy in Dubbo.

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