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Bush fire season draws to a close

Today marks the end of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) in NSW after much of the state experienced a relatively quiet fire season. With predictions of a long and difficult season due to a strong El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific, NSW was spared the worst after good rainfall at the right time across the season.

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NSW and ACT reinforcements on the way to Tasmania

NSW and ACT emergency service agencies have coordinated 140 personnel to assist in the current fire emergency in Tasmania including 100 remote area firefighters, 35 incident management and liaison personnel and five paramedics, along with thirty trucks and two aircraft.

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St Edmunds cadet firefighters celebrate graduation

Nineteen students from St Edmunds School are being congratulated today for their successful completion of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary School Cadet Program.

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Long serving Blue Mountains volunteers honoured

Volunteer firefighters from the Blue Mountains had their long and dedicated service recognised during an official ceremony this week.

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Media statement

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) can confirm the death of a volunteer firefighter in the Hunter region.

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Cardiff cadet firefighters celebrate graduation

Sixteen students from Cardiff High School are being congratulated today for their successful completion of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary School Cadet Program.

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Davidson High School cadets gain practical firefighting skills

More than 6500 students have completed the Secondary School Cadet Program since it began and today the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) welcomed a further eighteen young firefighters to its ranks.

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Celebrations for Namoi Gwydir veteran volunteers

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Namoi Gwydir District will recognise the achievements of veteran volunteers, celebrate the official opening of a new fire station and the handover of five new vehicles across two days and three ceremonies this week.

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Celebrations for Namoi Gwydir veteran volunteers

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Namoi Gwydir District will recognise the achievements of veteran volunteers, celebrate the official opening of a new fire station and the handover of five new vehicles across two days and three ceremonies this week.

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