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Busiest bush fire season in years declared over

Today marks the end of what has been a difficult and destructive 2013/14 bush fire season NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said.

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Long serving Illawarra volunteers honoured

Volunteer firefighters from Illawarra will have their long and dedicated service recognised during an official ceremony today.

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Hawkesbury volunteers’ commitment praised

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

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Ellerston Brigade celebrates new station

A new era began for the Ellerston Rural Fire Brigade when NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers officially declared their new station open on 1 March 2014.

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NSW RFS members awarded on Australia Day

Seven 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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Learning from the recent Port Stephens bush fires

Port Stephens residents are encouraged to contribute to a major research program which commences next week, looking into recent fire activity in the area.

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Statement - David Black

The pilot killed during firefighting operations on the NSW South Coast last week has been honoured with a posthumous award for his work in protecting the community

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Statement - State of Emergency

The New South Wales Premier has formally revoked the State of Emergency which was declared on 20 October 2013 to assist firefighting efforts in the recent bush fires.

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Funeral of the late David Black

On behalf of Rebal Ag - The family of the late David Black have extended their thanks to the many friends, colleagues and well-wishers for all the support they have received since David's tragic death while fighting fires near Ulladulla on the 24

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The Late David Black

Issued on behalf of Rebel Ag: The Black family and Directors and Staff of Rebel Ag regret to advise the tragic loss of Managing Director and Chief Pilot, David Black on Thursday morning, 24 October 2013.

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