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NSW RFS firefighters heating up Mardi Gras 2013

More than 50 members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) will proudly feature in tonight's Mardi Gras Parade accompanied by a NSW RFS fire truck and support vehicle said NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

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Lower North Coast volunteers recognised for their service

NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and local dignitaries recognised the outstanding service of volunteer firefighters on the Lower North Coast over the weekend.

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Long serving volunteers from Shoalhaven honoured

The ongoing commitment of Shoalhaven volunteer firefighters will be recognised today at an official ceremony attended by the NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and local dignitaries.

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Learning from Coonabarabran fires

A major research program will begin this week to learn from the recent bush fire in the Coonabarabran area which destroyed more than 50 homes.

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Increased fire danger across parts of NSW

Many parts of NSW are experiencing worse fire conditions than originally forecast.

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Donations for people affected by the NSW bush fires

The recent fires throughout NSW have prompted many people to offer donations to NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteer firefighters or those affected by the fires.

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State wide Total Fire Ban - Saturday 12 January 2013

A State wide Total Fire Ban has been declared in NSW for Saturday 12 January 2013 due to forecast hot, dry and windy conditions.

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State wide Total Fire Ban - January 11 2013

A State wide Total Fire Ban has been declared in NSW for Friday 11 January 2013 due to forecast hot, dry and windy conditions.

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Fire Danger Rating for Riverina revised to CATASTROPHIC

Further areas are forecast to reach Catastrophic fire danger this afternoon, as high
temperatures and strong winds reach their peak.

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Firefighter Injured at Gundaroo Fire

A male volunteer firefighter from the NSW Rural Fire Service sustained severe burns to his hands and face while fighting a grass fire at Gundaroo, south-east of Yass this afternoon.

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