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Extreme Fire Weather Forecast

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging the public to prepare and be vigilant this Thursday with extreme fire weather forecast for Greater Sydney and the Central and Northern areas of the State.

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Statement - volunteer charged with arson offences

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has immediately suspended a volunteer member, charged with arson offences on the Central Coast.

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Statement - cause of two recent fires

The NSW Rural Fire Service has released the results of preliminary investigations into two recent fires.

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RFS member awarded for innovative use of social media

Facebook is helping the NSW Rural Fire Service overcome the 'tyranny of distance' thanks to the work of Inspector Robyn Favelle and the Barrier Range Brigade.

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Fire Investigation Results Released

The NSW Rural Fire Service, together with the NSW Police Force, released investigation findings for the four fires in Sydney's west on Tuesday 10 September 2013.

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RFS volunteers receive national honour

Six NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members have been awarded Australian Fire Service Medals (AFSM) to recognise their dedication and hard work.

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Bush Fire CRC predictions for NSW Bush Fire Danger Period

Most of NSW is classed as having above normal fire potential for the 2013-2014 Bush Fire Danger Period, according to the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (Bushfire CRC).

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Escaped fires prompt warning from NSW RFS

More than three hundred and fifty escaped hazard reductions this month alone has prompted the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) to issue a stern reminder to landholders of their responsibilities when lighting fires. 

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Covenant Christian School cadet firefighters celebrate graduation

Today twenty students from Covenant Christian School are being congratulated on their successful completion of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary School Cadet Program. 

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Dareton cadet firefighters celebrate graduation

Today ten students from Coomealla High School have been congratulated on their successful completion of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary School Cadet Program.

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