A+   A-
RFSA volunteer firefighters and firefighting truck

About RFSA

Welcome to the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA). The RFSA is officially recognised (in the Rural Fires Act 1997) and respected as the representative association of the 70,000 volunteers and staff members of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) in NSW.

The RFSA is structured to represent the views of all volunteer and staff members of the Rural Fire Service in NSW and provide the most effective means of directly influencing such things as legislation, fire service structure, brigade funding, training, health and safety, and equipment standards. It is a non-partisan organisation that works alongside the RFS and other emergency response agencies to support government in the development of the Rural Fire Service in NSW. Our mission is to support our Members in protecting the community. A considerable range of Member benefits and discounts are provided through the RFSA Grants program, Member Benefits Program, Retail Shop, sponsorships, scolarships, brigade web hosting, firefighters foundation, and other 'giving' programs. 

 

People of the Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA)

People of the Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA)

RFSA Penrith: who to contact for information about RFSA programs and activities.

Read more
RFSA Governance

RFSA Governance

The RFSA's Constitution and Rules comprise the fundamental principles and established precedents according to which the RFSA is governed. These documents establish the responsibilities and...

Read more
Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure

The State Council is the RFSA's governing body with a Chairperson and Delegate from each of 16 RFSA Divisions, ensuring comprehensive State-wide representation. The RFSA's State Board...

Read more

RFSA State Board

Within the overall RFSA governance structure, the 10-member State Board oversees the day-to-day running of the Association.

Read more
RFSA State Council

RFSA State Council

The State Council is the RFSA's governing body with a Chairperson and Delegate from each of 16 RFSA Divisions, allowing comprehensive State-wide representation.

Read more
RFSA Divisions

RFSA Divisions

RFSA has 16 divisions, made up of Branches corresponding to NSW RFS Districts/Teams/Zones, ensuring comprehensive State-wide representation.

Read more
RFSA Committees & Representation

RFSA Committees & Representation

The NSW RFSA and the RFS are in a unique and envied position in the fire fighting industry throughout the world in that there is recognition from the NSW Rural Fire Service to its Members...

Read more
RFSA Policies

RFSA Policies

The NSW Rural Fire Service Association is committed to supporting, you, our Members, to protect the community. This section provides you with key documents on policy, procedures and...

Read more
RFSA Funding

RFSA Funding

The RFSA enjoys a substantial, reliable & broad financial base to meet operational and strategic goals. Funds to support NSW Rural Fire Service Association Members are generated through the ...

Read more
Volunteer Roles and Careers with the NSW RFS - NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA)

Volunteer Roles and Careers with the NSW RFS - NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA)

Check here for job vacancies within the RFSA. Links are provided to NSW Public Sector/ NSW Rural Fire Service job searches. Details of coming RFS Volunteer to Career (V2C) workshops are also...

Read more