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Media enquiries should be directed to Trevor Anderson, Acting Chief Executive Officer, RFSA, P: 02 47233400.

 

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03 April 2011: RFSA Welcomes new Emergency Services Minister, but Volunteer firefighters reject "Super Ministry"

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The RFSA, today welcomed the appointment of Mike Gallacher as the new Minister for Emergency Services, whilst expressing serious concerns regarding the use of the term "Super Ministry" to describe the new portfolio of Police and Emergency Services.

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10 June: Facing the challenges together: Coffs Harbour RFSA Conference

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Facing the challenges together: Coffs Harbour conference to focus on practical issues affecting the operation of a professional and competent Rural Fire Service in NSW.

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2012 RFSA Grants Scheme Period Extended

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The closing date to receive 2012 RFSA Grants applications has been extended. The final date for receipt at RFSA HQ in Penrith is now Monday April 30, 2012.

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RFSA - The Major Sponsor of 2012 'Courage Under Fire' Kokoda Trek

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The RFSA is proud to be the major sponsor of the 2012 NSW RFS Courage Under Fire - RFSA Kokoda Trek.

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RFSA Congratulates St Florian's Day Award Recipients.

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The RFSA extends congratulations to the 49 NSW Rural Fire Service members who received medals of recognition on Friday 4 May, 2012 at the RSW Rural Fire Service Internal Bravery and Service Awards Ceremony.

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RFSA Announces Annual Awards Program

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The RFSA is delighted to announce the inception of an annual Awards program to recognise its Members who make significant contributions to the Association. Nominations are open NOW.

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NSW Local Communities At Risk If Councils Dump Rural Fire Service and Rural Fire Fighting Volunteers

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The Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA), the representative organisation for Rural Fire Service volunteer fire fighters and staff, believes NSW communities will pay a heavy price should Local Government withdraw from the Rural Fire Service operations.

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And the Winners are...RFSA Awards

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The inaugural Rural Fire Service Association Member’s Awards were announced at a State Council Dinner on Friday evening, 22 June.

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Protecting Our Communities In Times Of Most Need

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Nearly 80% of respondents to a member survey conducted by the Rural Fire Service Association stated ‘supporting and protecting their local community’ was the major reason why they became involved with their brigade.

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Families to pay more under proposed Emergency Services funding changes

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Rural Fire Service Association President, Brian McKinlay said a change in the way emergency services are funded would see an increased cost burden placed on Mums and Dads and Pensioners across the state and would result in an overall rate increase for householders of about 30%.

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