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Firefighters honoured on St Florian’s Day

Twenty five men and women from the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) have been honoured today on St Florian’s day (the Patron Saint of firefighters) for their outstanding achievements and dedication.

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Coonamble volunteers honoured for dedication

Eighteen dedicated NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Coonamble volunteers have been awarded long service medals by the NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

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Praise for New England’s long-standing volunteer firefighters

Some of the New England areas most experienced and well seasoned firefighters were applauded today for helping protect their local communities from the impact of fire.

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New $3 million firefighting hub for Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area

A new era for local NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) firefighters was marked today as the NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons officially opened a state of the art Fire Control Centre in Griffith.

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Blue Mountains heroes honoured

Eighty four Blue Mountains volunteer firefighters have been awarded National and Long Service medals in recognition of their outstanding service to the NSW Rural Fire Service and their local community.

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$200k invested in Bland Temora Brigade Stations as locals honoured

A new era began for two Brigades in the Bland Temora area today when NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, local MP Adrian Piccoli and Mayor Rick Firman officially declared their new stations open today.

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Hastings volunteering tradition thriving

Volunteer firefighters from the Hastings area have been recognised for their long and dedicated service in a ceremony today.

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Praise for Greater Taree’s long-serving volunteer firefighters

Some of the Greater Taree areas most experienced volunteer firefighters were applauded today for helping protect their local communities from the ravages of fire.

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Illawarra volunteers’ commitment praised

Long serving volunteers from the Illawarra area have been acknowledged for their commitment by NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

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End to one of the worst fire seasons in recent times

The recent bush fire season will be remembered as one of the most difficult and challenging in many years, NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said.

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