Ministerial media releases
Rural firefighters will be supported by fire behaviour specialists and weather balloons, as well as additional crews tasked with mid-week hazard reduction, to help better protect communities from the risk of bushfire.
Published Date: 01 Apr 2016Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott has congratulated 13 emergency services workers who received awards in today’s Australia Day Honours.
Published Date: 26 Jan 2016Read More
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today farewelled sixty firefighters and support officers who will assist with Western Australia's fire emergency.
Published Date: 09 Jan 2016Read More
NSW will move into line with all other mainland states and introduce a fairer system of funding fire and emergency services that will also help reduce the high levels of underinsurance across the State, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian announced today.
Published Date: 10 Dec 2015Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons today announced the NSW Government will be working collaboratively with the Australian Government to provide aerial firefighting assistance to Indonesia.
Published Date: 12 Oct 2015Read More
Erikson Air Crane ‘Gypsy Lady’ and ‘Southern Belle’, a DC 10 Very Large Air Tanker have joined ‘Thor’ the Hercules C130 Large Air Tanker in Sydney for the 2015/16 bushfire season.
Published Date: 02 Oct 2015Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons today encouraged the community to join "Get Ready" weekend and make a plan for the bushfire season.
Published Date: 14 Sep 2015Read More
Large Air Tanker (LAT) 'Thor' has arrived in Sydney ahead of the bushfire season, providing an immediate boost to the state's firefighting arsenal.
Published Date: 02 Sep 2015Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott, Minister for Environment Mark Speakman and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers today announced a strengthened 10/50 scheme would provide better protection for critical habitat and animals and minimise tree clearing for views.
Published Date: 12 Aug 2015Read More
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today thanked 31 emergency services workers who are flying to Vancouver to help fight Canada's wildfires.
Published Date: 14 Jul 2015Read More