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Firefighters train to fight fires from the sky

Residents of NSW will benefit from having well trained aerial firefighting specialists at their disposal following a major NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) training exercise in Orange this weekend.

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Brand new training centre for Northern Rivers volunteers

The hard work of the members of the Woodenbong Rural Fire Brigade was on display today as their new training facilities were opened by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, The Hon Thomas George MP and Mayor Ross Brown.

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Firefighting skills & education for Griffith cadets

More than 4,000 students have completed the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary Schools Cadet Program since it began and today they were joined by nine more young cadets.

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Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai firefighters commended for service

A group of longstanding NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers were awarded for many years of diligent service to their brigades and local communities in an official ceremony tonight.

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Regional firefighting hub: one of the biggest & most advanced

The largest Emergency Management facility in the Far North Coast's history will be formally opened by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons this weekend.

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Fire takes hold ahead of season

More than 1,600 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteer firefighters were kept busy with 38 bush and grass fires across NSW last weekend.They were joined by crews from Fire and Rescue NSW, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney Catchment Authority along with other Emergency Services agencies.

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Cadet Program going strong in Warringah

Today 14 students from Davidson High School in the Warringah Pittwater area graduated with flying colours from the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary School Cadet Program.

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East meets west as firefighters tour regional NSW

Western NSW will this week host around 20 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers from Sydney and surrounding brigades in the lead up to this year's bush fire season.

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Facilities for Far South Coast volunteers bolstered

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Superintendent John Cullen ushered in a new era for the Central Tilba Rural Fire Brigade when he officially declared their brand new station open today.

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New station, facilities and medals for a Far South Coast brigade

A coastal Rural Fire Brigade in the Eurobodalla region celebrated when their new Station, complete with training rooms, was opened at an official ceremony this weekend.

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