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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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18 June: RFSA Conference 2010 - Australia's biggest grass roots Rural Fire Fighting Conference kicks off in Canberra

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The RFSA expects well over 400 volunteer and salaried rural fire fighters from around NSW and the country to attend its annual conference at the Lakeside Hotel in Canberra from Friday, 18 June to Sunday, 20 June.

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23 June: RFSA Re-elects president, reflects on association's wins and acknowledges 'extraordinary band' of Rural Fire Fighters

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The RFSA reflected on key wins over the past year including the dumping of the 'Super Ministry', workers compensation milestones, and $1.1 million in RFSA grants to brigades around NSW, and announced the re-election of Brian McKinlay as President at this year's 9th Annual RFSA Conference in Canberra

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29 June: RFSA Signs MOU with Rural Fire Service to formalise Workers Compensation arrangement for volunteers

The RFSA has signed a Workers Compensation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Rural Fire Service ensuring financial comfort and certainty to RFS volunteers who have suffered long-term injuries in the line of duty. The MOU is downloadable from ABOUT US > Committees > Working Groups

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05 July: RFSA Holds volunteer firefighters family day in the Riverina's Bunnaloo

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The RFSA held a Volunteer Family day at Bunnaloo in the Riverina on the weekend to help those volunteer rural fire fighters on the land, and their families. It's important for volunteer members to understand that others care for their welfare, and that genuine support is available to them.

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23 July: Baulkham Hills resident wins new Nissan Tiida by supporting Rural Fire Fighters

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The RFSA raffle has made a Baulkham Hills resident the winner of a brand new car. 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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16 August: RFSA Says Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Hazard Reduction target 'misses the point'

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The RFSA said today that the 5% minimum hazard reduction target recommended by the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission was Victoria-specific and unworkable in NSW calling on the State Government and opposition to support an increase of 300% in additional funding from the current $6.5 million.

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14 October: RFSA to hold Family Day for Volunteer Fire Fighters in Bundarra

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The RFSA will hold a Volunteer Family Day at Bundarra in the Uralla Shire on the weekend to help those volunteer rural fire fighters on the land, and their families. RFSA President Brian McKinlay said the Volunteer Family Day is an opportunity for the RFSA to "give something Back" to volunteers.

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19 October: RFSA rejects NSWFBEU claims that Port Macquarie house loss was caused by 'Fire Service' boundary Allocations

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The RFSA today rejected claims made by the NSW Fire Brigades Employees Union (NSWFBEU) that a Port Macquarie home destroyed by fire was the result of 'fire services' boundary allocations. RFSA President Brian McKinlay said the NSWFBEU claims were outrageous, insensitive and a slur on RFS volunteers

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