Ministerial media releases
'Get Ready' for Bush Fire Season
Communities are being urged to ‘Get Ready’ for the upcoming bush fire season, with the NSW Government and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) reminding people to prepare their homes and ensure their bush fire plan is up to date.
Published Date: 14 Sep 2021Read More
RFS and SES Members Supporting their Communities in the Battle Against Covid-19
Volunteers and staff from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the State Emergency Service (SES) are stepping up to assist health officials with the infrastructure and logistics needed to fight the current Delta strain of COVID-19 in multiple locations across the State, including Dubbo and Wilcannia.
Published Date: 03 Sep 2021Read More
Young NSW RFS Volunteers Honoured
The achievements of young members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) have been recognised today with the announcement of two Young Volunteers of the Year and the NSW Secondary School Cadet of the Year.
Published Date: 13 Aug 2021Read More
Sod-turn marks beginning of $6m New England Fire Control Centre Project
By the end of August diggers will have replaced planes at the northern end of Armidale Regional Airport, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today joining NSW Rural Fire Service Chief Superintendent, Jayson McKellar to turn the first ceremonial sod and commence construction on the $6 million NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) New England Fire Control Centre (FCC).
Published Date: 30 Jul 2021Read More
FURTHER $268.2 MILLION RESPONDING TO NSW BUSHFIRE INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS
Firefighting drones, aerial firefighting, enhanced strategic fire trails and improvements to local emergency infrastructure and equipment will be funded by an additional $268.2 million over four years as part of the NSW Government’s response to the independent NSW Bushfire Inquiry.
Published Date: 21 Jun 2021Read More
South Western Sydney better prepared for emergency
Residents in south-western Sydney can be assured their local emergency services are well equipped after the announcement of $10,000 grants to the Casula Rural Fire Brigade and the NSW State Emergency Services Liverpool Unit.
Published Date: 10 May 2021Read More
New and upgraded fire trucks on track to be deployed across NSW
More than 200 new and upgraded fire trucks and vehicles will be deployed to fire brigades across the State by July 2021, as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to our frontline firefighters.
Published Date: 05 Feb 2021Read More
New RFS Tanker for Tamworth
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro visited the City of Tamworth today, announcing a new tanker for the Tamworth Rural Fire Service.
Published Date: 29 Jan 2021Read More
Police and Emergency Services recognised in Australia Day Honours
After a year of exceptional challenges for our frontline agencies, 20 Police and Emergency Services personnel and volunteers have received awards today as part of the 2021 Australia Day Honours for their commitment and dedication to protecting the people of NSW.
Published Date: 26 Jan 2021Read More
NSW urged to 'Get Ready' for summer
Prepare your bush fire survival plan, don’t drive through floodwater, swim between the flags, and make sure your home is fire safe this summer – these are some of the safety tips NSW emergency service agencies have shared ahead of the 2020 summer season.
Published Date: 30 Nov 2020Read More