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

 

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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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18 February: RFSA Raffles an important fund raiser to support volunteer fire fighters in NSW

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The RFSA today thanked the general community in supporting rural fire fighters in NSW through buying tickets in its raffles - the Association's key fundraising activity.

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08 November: RFSA calls on commitment from Pollies to compensate volunteers and employers during fire fighting campaigns

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The RFSA has asked for a commitment from the major political parties in the lead up to the election to consider reimbursing both volunteers and their employers when attending operational fires.

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27 February: RFSA Grants provides a further $1.5 million to assist NSW Rural Fire Brigades

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The RFSA has approved $1.5 million in assistance to 463 NSW rural fire brigades and district support groups State-wide as part of the Association's third round of Grants funding.

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28 February: Telstra and the NSW RFSA join forces to boost resources

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Telstra and the RFSA today announced a co-marketing campaign to help raise funds for volunteer fire fighting resources across regional NSW.

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01 April: RFSA Supports NSW and Territory initiative for "Fire Safe" cigarettes

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The RFSA has applauded the recent recommendation by State and Territory Emergency Services ministers to introduce a national standard on "self-extinguishing" cigarettes by early 2009.

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