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Media enquiries should be directed to Sharon Ellicott, Chief Executive Officer, RFSA, P: 02 47233400.



18 March: Bipartisan support for hazard reduction audit a safety boon for NSW

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The RFSA today confirmed that both the Labor Government and Liberals-Nationals Opposition have supported an annual hazard reduction audit reporting to Parliament as recommended by thge RFSA.


18 March: RFSA Family Day for volunteer firefighters at Cobargo Showground

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The RFSA will hold its next Volunteer Family Day at Cobargo in the Bega Valley on Sunday 3 April to "give something back" to local firefighters and their families.


25 March: Independent emergency services review across NSW must happen in next term of Government, says rural firefighters

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The RFSA today confirmed that the Liberals-Nationals had agreed to undertake an independent review of Emergency Services across NSW as recommended by the RFSA.


27 March: Rural firefighters congratulate Coalition on election win

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RFSA President Brian McKinlay stated that he looks forward to a cooperative working relationship between the RFSA, its Members and the new Nationals-Liberals State Government.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.