Ministerial media releases
A new Rural Fire Service (RFS) Fire Control Centre and Area Command Office has been officially opened today in Tamworth, along with the delivery of four new fire trucks to local Brigades, in a $10.8 million boost to the region’s firefighting capability.
Published Date: 21 Sep 2022Read More
Rural Fire Brigades across NSW are gearing up to host more than 500 community awareness events on Saturday as part of the annual Get Ready Weekend.
Published Date: 15 Sep 2022Read More
The official Bush Fire Danger Period starts today in 12 regions across NSW, as the new national Fire Danger Rating System takes effect across Australia.
Published Date: 01 Sep 2022Read More
A landmark new initiative will help firefighters and farmers work together to better protect communities in regional and rural NSW from bush fires and grass fires.
Published Date: 19 Aug 2022Read More
Emergency response on major motorways will be significantly improved with an amendment to the road rules which will allow all emergency service vehicles, including those driven by volunteers, to legally and safely use U-turn bays.
Published Date: 18 Aug 2022Read More
Young students across NSW will be better prepared to respond to emergency situations with the launch of the Triple Zero Classroom Challenge.
Published Date: 13 Aug 2022Read More
Regional communities across western NSW will be better protected during emergencies with a new multi-purpose NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) helicopter unveiled at Dubbo.
Published Date: 10 Aug 2022Read More
Seven tracked loaders have been deployed by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to clear flood debris in a boost for the clean-up effort across the disaster-impacted Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley, Central Coast and Hunter.
Published Date: 14 Jul 2022Read More
$400 million will be invested over the next four years in Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the NSW State Emergency Service (SES), bringing the NSW Government’s investment in emergency services in 2022-23 to more than $4.2 billion to make communities safer and stronger.
Published Date: 22 Jun 2022Read More
The NSW Government is making a major investment to better prepare communities and respond to bush fires, by committing $315.2 million over the next four years to complete the recommendations of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry in the 2022-23 NSW Budget.
Published Date: 14 Jun 2022Read More