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Worst fire conditions in decades to hit NSW

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has declared a state-wide Total Fire Ban for NSW as the State braces for one of its worst fire danger days on record.

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Total Fire Ban - Southern Riverina 7 January 2013

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Southern and Northern Riverina in NSW for Monday 7 January 2013 due to forecast hot, dry and windy conditions.

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Total Fire Ban - Southern Riverina 5 January 2013

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Southern Riverina in NSW for Saturday 5 January 2013 due to forecast hot and windy conditions.

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Total Fire Ban - Southern Riverina 4 January 2013

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Southern Riverina in NSW for Friday 4 January 2013 due to forecast hot and windy conditions.

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RFS gives helping hand to disabled & elderly

More than 2,450 disabled, sick and elderly NSW residents have had assistance preparing their properties for bush fire from the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) in the last three years.

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Celebrations for Wollondilly’s long-standing volunteer firefighters

Some of the Wollondilly areas most experienced and well seasoned volunteer firefighters were applauded today for their commitment to their local community.

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New firefighting resources for Lake Macquarie

Volunteers in the Lake Macquarie area celebrated the official handover of a new state of the art bush fire truck and firefighting boat that will help them to fight fires more efficiently today.

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Teralba fire brought under control

Firefighters have worked through the night to bring a bushfire that was threatening properties at Teralba under control.

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Total Fire Ban declared as hot and windy weather strikes

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for parts of NSW for TODAY, Thursday 1 November 2012 due to forecast hot and windy conditions.

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Royal treatment for RFS volunteers

A group of volunteers from the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) came face to face with royalty today at an official reception in Sydney with His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.

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