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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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16 November: RFSA will fight to retain award protection for Rural Fire Fighting volunteers

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The RFSA said today it will strongly lobby to retain the existing award protection for volunteer rural fire fighters that may be under threat in the federal government's new industrial relations laws.

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02 June: NSW RFSA Grants scheme approves $0.5 million funding to assist rural fire brigades

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The RFSA today announced its RFSA Grants Scheme has approved 155 applications amounting to about $0.5 million in financial assistance to NSW rural fire brigades in the past six months.

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21 February: RFSA calls for an end to the politicising of Rural Fire Fighters

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The RFSA has called for an end to the "politicising" of rural fire fighting volunteers and staff. NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers, supported by salaried staff, pay a vital role in saving the lives and property of the people of NSW and should not be used for political agendas.

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14 June: State-of-the-Art, fire-fighting equipment shows Australia is World Class

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The RFSA will hold its Trade Day at the Country Comfort Parklands Resort, Mudgee on Friday, 16 June 2006 as part of the RFSA Conference 2006 giving fire fighting suppliers an opportunity to show their equipment.

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17 July: NSW Rural Fire Service Association announces President and votes in RFSA Executive team for 2006/2007

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The RFSA today announced Chris Lord has been re-elected president to head the RFSA's new executive team.

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15 June: Volunteer fire fighters have the power to make a difference

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May rural fire fighters don't realise how much clout volunteers have in the decision-making process, and that selecting volunteer representatives ought to be a key priority for many rural fire brigades, said Nick Helyer, RFSA Chairman of Central East Volunteer Region.

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07 August: NSW Rural Fire Service4 Association announces winners of RFSA President's Scholarship 2006

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The RFSA awarded two RFSA President's Scholarships to Lynette Liston, Development Control Officer for the NSW Rural Fire Service in Baulkham Hills, and John Orrick, volunteer rural fire fighter and Captain of the Taree Rural Fire Brigade.

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