Ministerial media releases
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.
Published Date: 27 Nov 2020Read More
The people of NSW will this season be protected from bushfires by the single largest aerial fleet of any fire agency in Australia.
Published Date: 23 Oct 2020Read More
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.
Published Date: 22 Oct 2020Read More
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.
Published Date: 11 Oct 2020Read More
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.
Published Date: 07 Oct 2020Read More
The NSW Government has released the independent NSW Bushfire Inquiry, which examined the causes, preparation and response to the devastating 2019-20 bushfires.
Published Date: 25 Aug 2020Read More
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.
Published Date: 19 Aug 2020Read More
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.
Published Date: 22 Jul 2020Read More
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.
Published Date: 16 Jul 2020Read More
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.
Published Date: 09 Jun 2020Read More