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Praise for Southern Tablelands volunteer firefighters

Veteran volunteers from the Southern Tablelands Zone were today honoured by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) for their ongoing commitment to the local community.

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Praise for veteran Lake George Zone volunteer firefighters

More than 60 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) firefighters today received medals in honour of their long-standing service and commitment to the local community.

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Cudgegong volunteers' commitment praised

Longstanding volunteers from the Cudgegong District were today honoured by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) for their ongoing commitment to the local community.

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Long serving volunteers honoured as members celebrate new station

Volunteer firefighters from the Far South Coast had their long and dedicated service recognised during an official ceremony this week that also saw the official opening of their new brigade station.

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Thirlmere Rural Fire Brigade celebrates 75 years

The Thirlmere Rural Fire Brigade has proudly protected the local community since it was first formed in 1940 and today, members gathered to celebrate a milestone anniversary.

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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. From an early start to the season in August 2014, through to March 2015, NSW firefighters responded to more than 9,200 bush, grass and scrub fires which burnt 168,687 hectares across NSW.

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Region North firefighters converge on Glen Innes

Hundreds of NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members will hone their firefighting and emergency skills at the Region North Annual Field Exercise at Glen Innes this weekend.

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Firefighters hone their water craft

The skills of more than 170 firefighters were tested as they competed at the ninth NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Combined Districts Fire Boat Exercise at Fishermans Point on the Hawkesbury River.

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Experiments to give NSW insight into grassland fires

Twenty NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members will work alongside CSIRO researchers in Tamworth over the coming week to conduct experimental grassland burns to help understand the impact of grass curing on the behaviour of fire.

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Veteran Sutherland volunteers honoured

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Sutherland District members today recognised the long-standing achievements of 49 volunteers at two medal presentation ceremonies.

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