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Total Fire Ban declared for 20 October as hot and windy weather strikes

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for parts of NSW for Saturday 20 October, due to forecast hot and windy conditions.

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Shoalhaven’s dedicated firefighters praised

Shoalhaven residents are no strangers to devastating bush fires and it is the memory of these fires that help drive the army of local NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers during the summer months.

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Smoke expected from hazard reduction activity

Fire agencies will continue their preparations for the bush fire season this weekend, with around thirty controlled hazard reduction burns scheduled across NSW.

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Busy start to fire season across northern NSW

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has thanked volunteers and their employers across the state's north, after one of the busiest starts to the bush fire season in the region in recent years.

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Lower Hunter area’s most experienced firies commended

The breadth of experience and knowledge within the ranks of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) was on show at a Long Service Medal Ceremony held in Cessnock today.

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Gosford’s fire cadets graduate with flying colours

Brisbane Water Secondary College in Woy Woy celebrated a first for the school today when 13 students graduated from the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary School Cadet Program.

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Long serving volunteers from Merriganowry honoured

The ongoing commitment of Merriganowry volunteer firefighters was recognised at an official ceremony held in their honour.

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Celebrations for Darby’s Falls NSW RFS volunteers

The long standing commitment of volunteer firefighters from the Darby's Falls Brigade was recognised today at the official opening of a brand new station

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Volunteers & V8’s: RFS firies cooling things down at Bathurst

More than 75 volunteers from the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) will be ensuring fires don't get in the way of a good weekend for the 200,000 race fans converging on the 'Bathurst 1000'.

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Prepare now to survive the bush fire season

Preparing now for the bush fire season will give people a better chance of saving their homes and families if a fire threatens this summer, said NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

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