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Far North Coast medal presentation

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has congratulated 56 volunteers from the Far North Coast who have been recognised for their long and diligent service.

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Total Fire Bans across NSW

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging people to be prepared and remain vigilant, ahead of hot, dry and windy conditions forecast across parts of NSW for tomorrow.

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Hazard reduction burns underway before more hot weather

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) will take advantage of a small window of opportunity to carry out a number of hazard reduction burns across NSW before the onset of hot weather next week.

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Complacency a risk as hot weather sets in

With hot weather forecast across much of the state in coming days, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging people to check their Bush Fire Survival Plans.

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Zero tolerance on arson

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said today the arrest of a member on arson charges shows the Service has a zero tolerance to arson.

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Assistance to Queensland flood recovery

Fifty NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers will head to Queensland today, to assist with the state's flood recovery effort.

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A Hawkesbury Brigade celebrates half a century of service

Today a group of dedicated NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) firefighters reflected back on the day in 1962 when they first banded together to form the Yarramundi Rural Brigade.

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Celebrations for Cumberland’s long-standing volunteer firefighters

 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Chief Superintendent Bruce McDonald has paid tribute to the dedication of Rural Fire brigade members from across the region, presenting 21 memberswith Long Service Medals at the annual Cumberland Ball.

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Clarence Valley volunteers honoured as brigades receive new trucks

Volunteer firefighters from the Clarence Valley District have been recognised for their long and dedicated service in an official ceremony today that also included the handover of five new trucks.

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