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

 

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27 May: RFSA President expresses outrage at suggestions that volunteer fire fighters to be held liable for Canberra fires

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The RFSA stated today that volunteer fire fighters are fully protected under the Rural Fires Act and expressed outrage at suggestions that volunteers were to be held personally liable for the deadly Canberra fires in 2003.

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27 May: RFSA Announces 2009/2010 President and Executive Committee

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The RFSA today announced its new 10 member State Executive Committee including the re-election of President Brian McKinlay.

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28 May: Blue Mountains Fire Fighter wins RFSA Chris Lord Memorial Scholarship

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Winmalee Rural Brigade Senior Deputy Nathan Ross-New has won an Chris Lord Memorial Scholarship.

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28 May: Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai and Blue Mountains Rural Fire Controller wins RFSA President's Scholarship

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Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai and Blue Mountains Fire Control Mitigation and Works Coordinator Simon Davis has won an RFSA President's Scholarship.

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02 June: Mid Murray husband and wife rural fire fighters awarded Life Membership

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The RFSA has announced volunteer rural fire fighters Derryl and Sue Bain of the Mid Murray Zone, as Life Members of the RFSA.

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16 June: NSW Budget 'Bushfire Mitigation Funds' protect vulnerable people

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The RFSA has welcomed the NSW Government's $216 million investment into equipment and capital works for bushfire protection, particularly the provision for bushfire mitigation designned to support the rural communities.

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28 July: Rural Fire Service Association appoints Peter Olah as Executive Director

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The RFSA today announced the appointment of Peter Olah as Executive Director who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the RFSA, with a focus on improving member services, improving the organisation's media and political positioning, and formulating key Association policies.

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03 August: Premier Rees' plan for a 'Super Ministry' poses severe threat to the independence of the RFS and NSW SES

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The RFSA (Rural Fire Service Association) today strongly criticised Premier Nathan Rees' plans to adopt a 'Super Ministry' to manage NSW State Emergency Services including NSW Police Service and the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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06 August: Rural Fire Service Association accepts Premier's Compromise but preferred position remains 'No Super Ministry'

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The RFSA today has accepted Premier Nathan Rees' clarification and concessions in relation to his Super Ministry reforms following lengthy negotiations this week, but notes the Association's preferred position remains 'no Super Ministry'.

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04 August: Rural FIre Service Association calls on the Rees Government to come clean over a planned Super Ministry

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The RFSA (Rural Fire Service Association) today called on Premier Nathan Rees to come clean over his government's planned Super Ministry stating that the NSW government has not told the whole truth.

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