Ministerial media releases
Bushfire Risk Management Projects Receive $2.68 million Funding Boost
Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan and NSW Police and Emergency Services Minister Stuart Ayres today announced $2.68 million for new projects to deal with bushfire risks throughout NSW.
Published Date: 05 Mar 2015Read More
Londonderry Station refurbishment complete
A new era has begun for Londonderry Rural Fire Brigade with a new station declared open today along with the handover of five trucks within the local Cumberland zone.
Published Date: 22 Feb 2015Read More
Additional resource for NSW firefighting capability
The NSW Government and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has finalised an agreement to further strengthen the State's firefighting capability through the purchase of a former NSW Police Force helicopter.
Published Date: 11 Feb 2015Read More
NSW emergency services get ready for summer
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has joined NSW Police and Emergency Services Commissioners to mark the start of summer and ensure the community is ready for the weather conditions the season can bring.
Published Date: 01 Dec 2014Read More
Work commences on new Menai Rural Fire Station
The start of a new era for local NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) firefighters was marked today as the first sod was turned on the new Menai Station.
Published Date: 28 Nov 2014Read More
Review of 10/50 vegetation clearing entitlement
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), will make interim changes to the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement as it considers submissions received as part of its review of the scheme.
Published Date: 27 Nov 2014Read More
Cracking down on recklessness during Total Fire Bans
Tough new penalties will empower the New South Wales Police Force and the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) to bring those who deliberately and recklessly disrespect Total Fire Ban warnings before the courts after NSW Parliament passed the Rural Fires Amendment Bill 2014.
Published Date: 23 Oct 2014Read More
Blue Mountains rises from the ashes one year on
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has joined Blue Mountains MP Roza Sage to mark the one year anniversary of the devastating bush fires which tore through the Blue Mountains and surrounding communities.
Published Date: 17 Oct 2014Read More
Tribute to emergency service volunteers
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has paid tribute to NSW emergency service volunteers who have lost their lives while protecting others.
Published Date: 12 Oct 2014Read More
Ichabod Crane rides into Sydney for fire season
Firefighting Air-Cranes 'Ichabod' and 'Gypsy Lady' have returned to Sydney in preparation for the 2014/15 bush fire season.
Published Date: 10 Oct 2014Read More