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Rain delays hazard reduction efforts during the peak burning window

Recent and forecast rain across NSW has fire agencies and landholders facing delays in conducting crucial planned hazard reduction burns at the peak time of year for this activity.

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Firefighters recognised for outstanding achievement on St Florian’s Day

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) will today honour more than 50 volunteers, staff and teams for their courage and exceptional service while protecting communities throughout the state.

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RFS firefighters honoured at National Memorial

The names of 17 emergency service personnel, including NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) members, have today been added to the National Emergency Services Memorial, after they paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting others.

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RFS conference honours dedicated members

The dedication and commitment of 14 RFS staff members has been recognised at a special ceremony during a conference in Bathurst for staff members of the Area Command Western.

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85th anniversary celebrations for Buxton Rural Fire Brigade

More than eight decades of service will be celebrated when the local community comes together to recognise the 85th anniversary of the Buxton Rural Fire Brigade.

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RFS Mid Coast District applauds dedicated volunteers

The RFS Mid Coast District will tonight celebrate the achievements of 55 volunteers, who will be presented with medals recognising their service and commitment to their community.

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Hornsby Ku-ring-gai RFS members honoured for dedicated service

The dedication and commitment of thirty-eight RFS volunteers from across the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai District will be recognised today at a special ceremony at the Fire Control Centre in Cowan.

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Fire season comes to a close for most of NSW

Today marks the end of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) in NSW. While Spring was a busy period of the fire season, Summer was relatively quiet thanks to timely rainfall.

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Fire season comes to a close for most of NSW

Today marks the end of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) in NSW. While Spring was a busy period of the fire season, Summer was relatively quiet thanks to timely rainfall.

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RFS returns to the Sydney Easter Show

RFS members are gearing up to embrace the fun of this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show, where they’ll be providing information on preparing your home and family for the threat of fire.

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