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Ministerial media releases

New and upgraded fire trucks on track to be deployed across NSW

More than 200 new and upgraded fire trucks and vehicles will be deployed to fire brigades across the State by July 2021, as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to our frontline firefighters.

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New RFS Tanker for Tamworth

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro visited the City of Tamworth today, announcing a new tanker for the Tamworth Rural Fire Service.

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Police and Emergency Services recognised in Australia Day Honours

After a year of exceptional challenges for our frontline agencies, 20 Police and Emergency Services personnel and volunteers have received awards today as part of the 2021 Australia Day Honours for their commitment and dedication to protecting the people of NSW.

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NSW urged to 'Get Ready' for summer

Prepare your bush fire survival plan, don’t drive through floodwater, swim between the flags, and make sure your home is fire safe this summer – these are some of the safety tips NSW emergency service agencies have shared ahead of the 2020 summer season.

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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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