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Dangerous fire conditions forecast as temperatures rise

As temperatures soar over the next few days, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is warning of dangerous fire conditions across many parts of NSW.

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Risk of grass fires now even greater

Recent record temperatures across parts of NSW and potentially more on the way have increased the risk of grass fires in many areas.

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NSW RFS members awarded on Australia Day

Six NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members have been recognised for their contributions to their local community, as part of the Australia Day Honours.

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Aviation first for fire burning in the Central West

As a fire continues to burn in the Central West the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has committed the use of aircraft at night to monitor and assist firefighters in a NSW first.

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Current conditions pose real threat from grass fires

Following above average rainfall across the state last year and some of the hottest weather on record, NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons is warning residents of the very real threat from grass fires.

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Firefighters well and truly 'Stuff their Chopper'

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has today praised the efforts of the NSW RFS members who accepted and took on the challenge to ‘Stuff Your Chopper’ in a show of goodwill for Christmas.

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Crop losses highlight risk of fire in current conditions

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons is urging landholders to be aware and well prepared with current conditions increasing the risk of fires across the state.

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Media Statement

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) confirms the death of a volunteer firefighter in the Palerang region.

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Praise for Hawkesbury District long-standing volunteer firefighters

Hawkesbury District volunteers were today honored by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) for their ongoing commitment to the local community.

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Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade celebrates 60 years service to the community

The Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade has proudly protected the local community since it formed in 1956. Today members gathered to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

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