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Praise for New England’s long-standing volunteer firefighters

Some of the New England areas most experienced and well seasoned firefighters were applauded today for helping protect their local communities from the impact of fire.

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New $3 million firefighting hub for Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area

A new era for local NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) firefighters was marked today as the NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons officially opened a state of the art Fire Control Centre in Griffith.

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Blue Mountains heroes honoured

Eighty four Blue Mountains volunteer firefighters have been awarded National and Long Service medals in recognition of their outstanding service to the NSW Rural Fire Service and their local community.

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$200k invested in Bland Temora Brigade Stations as locals honoured

A new era began for two Brigades in the Bland Temora area today when NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, local MP Adrian Piccoli and Mayor Rick Firman officially declared their new stations open today.

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Praise for Greater Taree’s long-serving volunteer firefighters

Some of the Greater Taree areas most experienced volunteer firefighters were applauded today for helping protect their local communities from the ravages of fire.

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Hastings volunteering tradition thriving

Volunteer firefighters from the Hastings area have been recognised for their long and dedicated service in a ceremony today.

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Illawarra volunteers’ commitment praised

Long serving volunteers from the Illawarra area have been acknowledged for their commitment by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

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End to one of the worst fire seasons in recent times

The recent bush fire season will be remembered as one of the most difficult and challenging in many years, NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said.

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Learning from the recent Shoalhaven fires

A major research program will begin in the Shoalhaven on 2 April, with researchers spending four days in the area to learn from experience of locals who lived through the recent fires.

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Learning from the recent fires across the Southern Tablelands

A major research program will begin this week to learn from the January grass fire which affected areas around Jugiong.

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