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Junior firefighters begin competing

Over 150 fire cadets aged 12-16 years old from across Australia have converged on Myuna Bay in the Lake Macquarie region, for the 2011 Australian National Fire Cadets Championships which started today.

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Act now - Rural Fire Service Bush Fire Awareness Week

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has said that the fire activity seen across NSW this week is a timely reminder of how quickly bush and grass fires can take hold, and that preparation is the key.

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Cessnock volunteer firefighters recognised for service

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has praised volunteer firefighters from the Cessnock area for their long-standing allegiance to the Service.

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First total fire ban as bush fire season warms up

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging people in Far Western NSW to ensure that they are prepared ahead of hot, dry and windy conditions.

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$800,000 upgrade and award for Mid North Coast RFS volunteers

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) brigades from across the Mid North Coast have celebrated the opening of a brand new station and the acquisition of four, state of the art bush fire trucks at an official ceremony.

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Crews continue hazard reduction programme

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is working alongside other firefighting agencies to continue its essential hazard reduction programme ahead of the bush fire season.

NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said that the current favourable weather is allowing agencies to undertake more than one hundred hazard reduction burns over the coming week.

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Northholm Grammar Rural Fire Service Cadets graduate

Thirteen students from Northholm Grammar School in Arcadia have been presented with graduation certificates after successfully completing the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Secondary Schools Cadet Program.

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Cunningar volunteer firefighters recognised for service

 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Assistant Commissioner Dominic Lane has congratulated 12 volunteers from the Cunningar Rural Fire Brigade who have been recognised for their long and diligent service.

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Long Service Medals for Blue Mountains volunteers

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has praised volunteer firefighters from the Blue Mountains for their long-standing commitment to the Service.

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$760,000 upgrade for Hawkesbury volunteer firefighters

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) brigades from across the Hawkesbury are celebrating the upgrade of important facilities with the presentation of six brand new firefighting vehicles.

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