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Firefighters and landholders conducting hazard reduction across NSW

Fire agencies and private landholders will take advantage of favourable weather conditions in the coming week to conduct vital hazard reduction burns across the state, reducing fuel loads and providing thousands of homes with added protection from bush fire.

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Young NSW SES and NSW RFS volunteers recognised

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced the winners of the 2017 NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Cadet of the Year and Young Volunteers of the Year at a special ceremony at Parliament House.

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Central Coast District thanks volunteers and honours veteran firefighters

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) today honoured Central Coast District members for their long-standing commitment and thanked volunteers from all agencies and organisations for their continued dedication towards both helping and protecting the community.

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Dunmore Rural Fire Brigade celebrates 60th year and veteran volunteers

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members today gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dunmore Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) and honour Illawarra District volunteers for their long-standing dedication and commitment to protecting the community.

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Australia’s leading experts share their bush fire emergency experience

Emergency management and community engagement experts from across Australia will gather at Coffs Harbour this weekend to discuss best practice and share their experience about helping people prepare for bush fire emergencies and other natural disasters.

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Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai celebrates new Support Brigade station

Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Support Brigade members today celebrated the official opening of their new station, which features infrastructure and resources that will help members provide the local community with an even higher level of fire protection through support to the other Brigades.

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Southern Highlands welcomes $2.2 million investment in new fire stations

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) today celebrated the official opening of two stations in the Southern Highlands region that will help members provide local communities with an even higher level of fire protection.

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Lower Western Zone welcomes fire station upgrades and new truck

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members will celebrate the completion of significant upgrades to three local fire stations, the handover of a new fire truck and a National Medal recipient at ceremonies across the Lower Western Zone today and tomorrow.

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Illawarra District volunteers honoured

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) today honoured Illawarra District volunteers for their long-standing dedication and commitment to protecting the community.

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Mid Coast District veteran volunteers celebrated

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) today honoured long-standing Mid Coast District volunteers for their ongoing commitment to the community.

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