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



RFSA appeals for community vigilance after tragic start to fire season

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The RFSA is appealing for public vigilance after a tragic start to the 2015/16 fire season.


21 January - RFSA releases State Election Policy 2015

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The Association has released its State Election Policy 2015 asking for a commitment from all sides of the political spectrum to the future of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) in the lead up to the state election.


09 January: President commends volunteers and staff for interstate assistance

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RFSA President Tim Arnott commends the volunteers and staff of the NSW Rural Fire Service for providing assistance to communities in South Australia and Victoria during the recent bushfire emergencies.


International Volunteer Day

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The NSW Community has been called upon to recognise the volunteer fire fighters of the NSW Rural Fire Service on International Volunteer Day.


Volunteers’ Service Valued at $1.3 billion

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The true value of NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers has been highlighted in a report by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, which found NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) volunteers provide services to the people of NSW and the State Government to the value of $1.3 billion each year.


President's Statement - NSW RFS Job Cuts

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RFSA President Brian McKinlay says cutting jobs from the NSW Rural Fire Service is counter- productive.


Volunteer Fire Fighters defend Fire Ground Operations

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The NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) has responded to recent criticism in the media about the performance of the NSW RFS and its volunteers during the January 2013 bushfires.


Honouring RFSA Members Across NSW

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Nominations are now open for the annual RFSA Awards that honour Members from across the State.


NSW Rural Fire Service Volunteers big winners from RFSA Grants

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More than $1 million dollars has been awarded this year to local Rural Fire Brigades and local districts across the state, under the NSW Rural Fire Service Associations (RFSA) annual Grants Scheme.


09 May: RFSA Calls for more criminal checks following arson case

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The RFSA has continued its call for consistent screening of members for arson and child-related offences. This follows the recent NSW Court of Criminal Appeal decision to increase the severity of the sentence of convicted arsonist, David Mills.