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Media releases - 2017


1.12.2017- Don't be another summer statistic - get ready and make this season memorable for the right reasons


23.11.2017- Independent evaluator to review rock fishing trial

16.11.2017- Additional $1.7 million in funding for councils to manage flood risk

14.11.2017- Assistance for bush fire affected communities in NSW

10.11.2017- NSW welcomes 24 new firefighters

2.11.2017- $1 million for water safety education and training


30.10.2017- Stay safe in our rivers this summer

19.10.2017- Flood-affected communities win NSW disaster resilience awards

18.10.2017- Bushfire mitigation funding boost for NSW


29.09.2017- Preparation the key to fire safety this fire season

5.09.2017 - AFAC 17 kicks off in Sydney with boost for flood preparedness

1.09.2017 - Thor returns in time for early bushfire season

1.09.2017 - 22 Graduates join firefighting ranks


9.08.2017 - Funding boost for councils to understand and manage their flood risk

9.08.2017 - 100 specialist firefighters to assist Canadian wildfires


19.07.2017 - NSW firefighters deployed to Canada to fight wildfires

12.07.2017 - New South Wales to benefit from bushfire mitigation funding

18.07.2017 - Funding available for water safety initiatives


18.06.2017 - NSW Budget: Massive air tankers secured for NSW bushfires

12.06.2017 - Outstanding Police and Emergency Service personnel awarded Queen's Birthday Honours

09.06.2017 - Snow visitors reminded to play it 'SnowSafe' this season

07.06.2017 - Boost for Marine Rescue volunteers recruitment and training in Port Stephens

06.06.2017 - Training Boost for Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue volunteers

06.06.2017 - Official opening for Abermain's new fire station

06.06.2017 - Statement on death of Rural Fire Service volunteer


30.05.2017 - 2017 Rotary NSW Emergency Service Community Awards Finalists Announced

29.05.2017 - Disaster assistance for storm and flood affected communities in NSW

25.05.2017 - Recovery grants extended to more flood-affected NSW farmers, small businesses and non-profit organisations

22.05.2017 - Nominations open for Disaster Resilience Awards

16.05.2017 - Continued assistance for farmers affected by the Sir Ivan Bushfire

04.05.2017 - Disaster assistance for bushfire affected communities in NSW


28.04.2017 - New NSW Rural Fire Service Headquarters Underway

26.04.2017 - Recovery grants for flood affected farmers in Lismore and Tweed

21.04.2017 - Funding boost to support emergency volunteers in New South Wales

13.04.2017 - Further assistance for flood affected communities in the North Coast of NSW

06.04.2017 - Over $42,000 in disaster recovery funds for Byron Shire Council

05.04.2017 - Commonwealth Government assistance for disaster affected Queensland and New South Wales

05.04.2017 - Young people recognised for contribution to emergency services


31.03.2017 - Disaster assistance for flood affected communities in the North Coast of NSW

15.03.2017 - Record number of boaters put safety first this Summer

15.03.2017 - Further assistance for people affected by the NSW Sir Ivan Bushfire

08.03.2017 - Disaster assistance for bushfire affected communities in NSW


24.02.2017 - Water safety grant to help surfers save lives

24.02.2017 - Disaster assistance for bushfire affected communities in NSW

23.02.2017 - Water safety grants for refugee communities

23.02.2017 - Water safety grants for Indigenous communities

22.02.2017 - Royal Life Saving grant to boost water safety

21.02.2017 - Disaster assistance for the Queanbeyan-Palerang bushfire (Carwoola bushfire)

16.02.2017 - Bushfire affected communities supported with appointment of recovery coordinator

14.02.2017 - Disaster assistance for bushfire affected communities in NSW

14.02.2017 - Protection provided for NSW emergency volunteers

01.02.2017 - Water safety grant for Asian women at work

01.02.2017 - Appointment of NSW State Emergency Service Commissioner


16.01.2017 - New Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner welcomed in Sydney

09.01.2017 - New Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner


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