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New fire trucks improve safety for Central Coast

The Central Coast will be better protected after the official handover of four new fire trucks for Ourimbah, Wadalba, Awaba and Killcare/Wagstaff Rural Fire Brigades.

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NSW Protected By Australia's Largest Aviation Fleet

The people of NSW will this season be protected from bushfires by the single largest aerial fleet of any fire agency in Australia.

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$192 million to fund NSW Bush Fire Inquiry initiatives

New equipment for firefighters, night-time aerial firefighting, enhanced strategic fire trails and improvements to local emergency infrastructure will be funded as part of the NSW Government’s response to the independent NSW Bushfire Inquiry.

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Fallen Emergency Services volunteers honoured

NSW has today honoured the brave emergency services personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty, adding eight names to the memorial at a ceremony at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.

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New laws to empower landowners and NSW RFS to manage bush fire risk

The NSW Government has today announced that it will introduce laws to simplify rules for landowners seeking to mitigate bushfire risks on their properties and give the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner sweeping new powers to direct hazard reduction activities.

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NSW Government releases Bush Fire Inquiry report

The NSW Government has released the independent NSW Bushfire Inquiry, which examined the causes, preparation and response to the devastating 2019-20 bushfires.

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Four regional fire stations opened in two days

Emergency services workers and volunteers across regional NSW will be better equipped to continue their dedicated service ahead of the upcoming bushfire season following the official opening of four new fire stations, the handover of four new fire trucks, and a boost for paid positions to fast-track hazard reduction.

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NSW launches COVID-SAFE evacuation plan

The way large scale evacuations in NSW are carried out is set to change with the introduction of a number of safety initiatives to protect the health and lives of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rob Rogers endorsed as RFS Commissioner

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott today announced Rob Rogers AFSM has been endorsed as the new NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner, following a period of exemplary service as Acting Commissioner in the lead-up to the next bush fire season.

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Queen's Birthday Honours recognise Police and Emergency Services across NSW

A Detective Superintendent who has led investigations into serious crimes including the Milperra massacre and Cronulla Riots, a veteran State Emergency Service (SES) volunteer who has responded to bushfires, landslides and tornados, and a NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) captain with 60 years’ service, are just some of the first responders honoured today in the Queen’s Birthday list.

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