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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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Lake Munmorah Rural Fire Brigade celebrates 50 years service to the community

The Lake Munmorah Rural Fire Brigade has proudly protected the local community since it formed and became operational in 1966. Today members gathered to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

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Windsor High School cadet firefighters celebrate graduation

Eleven students from Windsor High School are being congratulated today for their successful completion of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary School Cadet Program.

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Praise for Murringo long-standing volunteer firefighters

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

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Llandilo Bush Fire Assessment

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has completed a preliminary assessment of the damage caused by the bush fire at Llandilo in Sydney’s west yesterday.

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