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Oakville Brigade opens new sub-station

It’s the beginning of a new era for the Oakville Rural Fire Brigade. NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Senior Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald officially declared their new sub-station open today.

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Total Fire Ban Declared - Lower Central West Plans (5 April)

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Lower Central West Plains tomorrow, Wednesday 6 April 2016 due to forecast hot and windy conditions.

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Praise for New England’s long-standing volunteer firefighters

Some of the New England area’s most experienced volunteer firefighters have been celebrated today for their longstanding commitment to helping protect their local communities from the destruction of fire.

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Volunteers praised for long-term commitment to the Rural Fire Service

Longstanding volunteers from the Chifley Zone area were honoured last night by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) for their ongoing commitment to the local community.

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Bush fire season draws to a close

Today marks the end of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) in NSW after much of the state experienced a relatively quiet fire season. With predictions of a long and difficult season due to a strong El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific, NSW was spared the worst after good rainfall at the right time across the season.

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NSW and ACT reinforcements on the way to Tasmania

NSW and ACT emergency service agencies have coordinated 140 personnel to assist in the current fire emergency in Tasmania including 100 remote area firefighters, 35 incident management and liaison personnel and five paramedics, along with thirty trucks and two aircraft.

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St Edmunds cadet firefighters celebrate graduation

Nineteen students from St Edmunds 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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Long serving Blue Mountains volunteers honoured

Volunteer firefighters from the Blue Mountains had their long and dedicated service recognised during an official ceremony this week.

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Media statement

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) can confirm the death of a volunteer firefighter in the Hunter region.

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Cardiff cadet firefighters celebrate graduation

Sixteen students from Cardiff 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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