Ministerial media releases
The state’s capability to respond to bush fires has received a major boost today with the official unveiling of the new state-of-the-art Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarters, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
Published Date: 21 Nov 2018Read More
A multi-million dollar funding boost will strengthen the Large Air Tanker (LAT) program across NSW as the world’s first firefighting ‘737’ aircraft known as ‘Gaia’ arrives in Sydney, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
Published Date: 16 Nov 2018Read More
Starting a bushfire this summer could land offenders in prison for more than two decades, with the NSW Government to introduce a significantly tougher maximum sentence for the crime.
Published Date: 01 Nov 2018Read More
Fire trails and access points are being improved to support firefighters on the frontline, thanks to almost $3.4 million in joint Commonwealth and New South Wales Government funding.
Published Date: 26 Oct 2018Read More
Firefighters who develop cancer will now be able to claim workers compensation entitlements and support more easily thanks to NSW Government reforms being introduced into Parliament today.
Published Date: 24 Oct 2018Read More
Tathra and Tumbulgum community groups have been recognised today for their resilient responses to floods and fires, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
Emergency services volunteers who have lost their lives protecting the community will be commemorated today at a special memorial, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
A confronting new campaign will kick off this week urging NSW residents to make sure they are prepared for the bush fire season, Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said.
NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers from across the Cudgegong District have been honoured at a special medal presentation this week.
Published Date: 09 Oct 2018Read More
The Government will introduce amendments to workers compensation legislation to reverse the onus of proof for NSW firefighters who are diagnosed with one of 12 prescribed cancers and meet the applicable minimum employment periods.
Published Date: 27 Sep 2018Read More