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Media enquiries should be directed to Bernard Cox, Chief Executive Officer, RFSA, P: 02 4722 2122.

 

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28 September: Central West Fire Fighters win Australian Safer Community Awards for the "Canobolas Project"

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The Canobolas Project has contributed significantly to the future direction of fire risk management planning and its key outcomes have been included in the NSW Risk Management Planning Guidelines and is the State winner in the Australian Safer Community Awards.

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30 September: RFSA's Alan Holley elected President of Australasian Assembly of Volunteer Fire Brigade Associations

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RFSA Vice-President Alan Holley has been elected as President of the Australiasian Assembly of Volunteer Fire Brigade Associations (AAVFBA). This will provide a direct say in responding to the increasingly national political and policy agenda.

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12 October: Local Llandilo resident wins a new family car by supporting Rural Fire Fighters

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Supporting NSW rural firefighters through the Rural Fire Service Association's (RFSA) raffle has helped Llandilo resident Wayne Brewin win a brand new family car. Mr Brewin was the winner of RFSA raffle number 37.

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26 November: Gilgandra resident wins a new family car by supporting Rural Fire Fighters

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Supporting NSW rural fire fighters through the Rural Fire Service Association's (RFSA) raffle has helped Gilgandra resident Nancy Corcoran win a brand new family car. Mrs Corcoran was the winner of RFSA raffle number 38.

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07 December 2009: Rural Fire Service Association slams union claim of 'unprofessional' volunteer fire fighters

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The RFSA has strongly rejected claims from the NSW Fire Brigades Employees Union (FBEU) that volunteer rural fire fighters in NSW are 'unprofessional', comments that are beneath contempt and without any foundation.

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22 February: Casino resident wins Harvey Norman and Domayne shopping spree by supporting Rural Fire Fighters

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Supporting NSW rural fire fighters through the RFSA raffle has helped Casino resident Mrs Caroline Gillespie win a shopping spree at Harvey Norman and Domayne to the value of $20,000. As the major fund raiser for the RFSA, the raffle attracts the generous support of half a million people across NSW

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03 March: RFSA Welcomes tax deductibility for all volunteer rural fire brigades

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The RFSA today welcomed the Federal Government's decision to extend tax deductible donations to all volunteer rural fire brigades. The change in legislation announced by Assistant Treasurer Senator Nick Sherry, will effectively help over 2,000 NSW Rural Fire Brigades attract donations.

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09 March: Fire Fighters in remote communities big winners in $1.1 million RFSA grants scheme

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Remote rural fire brigades are the big winners in the latest NSW Rural Fire Service Association Grant Scheme with $1.1 million funds granted to rural fire fighters in every area of NSW 317 NSW rural fire brigades and District Support Groups.

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19 May: Queanbeyan Resident wins Domayne shopping spree by supporting Rural Fire Fighters

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Supporting NSW rural fire fighters through the RFSA raffle has helped Queanbeyan resident Donna McKeahnie win a shopping spree at Domayne to the value of $20,000. As the major fund raiser for the RFSA, the raffle is made possible through the generous support of half a million people across NSW.

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08 June: NSW Budget a 'Mixed Bag' for Rural Fire Fighters, Says RFSA

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The RFSA today welcomed aspects of the NSW State Budget's funding for the Rural Fire Service (RFS), whilst expressing reservations about the community impacts of other Budget measures.

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