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RFSA responds to Local Government call to withdraw from RFS

Thursday, 07 June 2012

The Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA), the representative organisation for Rural Fire
Service volunteer fire fighters and staff, believes NSW communities will pay a heavy price
should Local Government withdraw from the Rural Fire Service operations.

"Transferring fire fighting management to a centralised State Government Agency as
advocated by the Shires Association of NSW would destroy the local community-focussed
culture and the relationships brigades have with their communities − the cornerstone of
the volunteer ethos of the Rural Fire Service," said RFSA President Brian McKinlay.

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