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Ministerial media releases

Next generation of Triple Zero heroes

Young students across NSW will be better prepared to respond to emergency situations with the launch of the Triple Zero Classroom Challenge.

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New RFS helicopter on watch over the west

Regional communities across western NSW will be better protected during emergencies with a new multi-purpose NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) helicopter unveiled at Dubbo.

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New machines help RFS carve through flood clean-up

Seven tracked loaders have been deployed by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to clear flood debris in a boost for the clean-up effort across the disaster-impacted Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley, Central Coast and Hunter.

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Record investment in Emergency Services

$400 million will be invested over the next four years in Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the NSW State Emergency Service (SES), bringing the NSW Government’s investment in emergency services in 2022-23 to more than $4.2 billion to make communities safer and stronger.

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Budget boost for NSW bush fire inquiry action

The NSW Government is making a major investment to better prepare communities and respond to bush fires, by committing $315.2 million over the next four years to complete the recommendations of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry in the 2022-23 NSW Budget.

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Medal honours for Maimuru Brigade at station opening

Maimuru Rural Fire Brigade has been officially re-opened at a ceremony held to mark the completion of a $234,000 upgrade and celebrate the service of NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers.

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NIght-time capability for RFS takes off

In a first for NSW, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) has commenced training for night-time firefighting operations using a Coulson Chinook helicopter.

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$8.9 Million boost for Clarence Emergency Services

The NSW Government is investing $8.9 million in the Clarence Region, with a co-located Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) and Fire Control Centres (FCC) to be built in Grafton and a new Category 1 Fire Tanker going to the Lawrence RFS Brigade.

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Emergency Services recognised in Australia Day Honours

Seventeen emergency services personnel have been acknowledged for their commitment and dedication to protecting the people of NSW, as part of Today’s 2022 Australia Day Honours awards.

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Multi-million dollar investment in Emergency Management Centres

An additional $31 million is being invested by the NSW Government for the construction of three new co-located Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and Fire Control Centres (FCC) at Moruya, Tumut and Hawkesbury.

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