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Covenant cadet firefighters celebrate graduation

Twenty one students from the Covenant Christian School were today congratulated for their successful completion of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary School Cadet Program.

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Orana volunteers honoured and graduating cadets congratulated

Veteran volunteers from the Orana Team were honoured today by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons for their ongoing commitment to the local community.

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NSW RFS trainers upskilling for task ahead

More than 150 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) trainers and industry experts will converge at the bi-annual NSW RFS Learning and Development Forum in Dubbo this weekend.

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Hazard Reduction burns rescheduled due to health warnings

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and other agencies have rescheduled a number of planned hazard reduction burns for this weekend, following advice from health authorities.

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Commissioner calls on landholders to take extra care when lighting fires

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons is reminding landholders to exercise extra care when conducting private hazard reduction burns, following a number of escaped fires during the past week.

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First soil of Hunter Valley Fire Control Centre turned

The start of a new era for local NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) firefighters was marked today as the NSW RFS Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald officially turned the first soil of the new Hunter Valley Fire Control Centre.

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Graham brigade celebrates new station and long-serving members

A new era began for the Graham Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) when NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons officially declared their new station open today.

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Camden West Brigade moves into new station

 A new era began for the Camden West Rural Fire Brigade when NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS)
Assistant Commissioner Steve Yorke officially declared their new station open today

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Early start to Bush Fire Danger Period in parts of NSW

Friday 1 August will see the introduction of the Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) across the north east of the State and the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging residents to prepare for the fire season now.

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Volunteers honoured as members celebrate new station and vehicles

Liverpool Range volunteers today celebrated the official opening of a new fire station, the handover of five state-of-the-art fire trucks and the recognition of 18 veteran members.

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