News and events
|New Laws and Increased Fines Ahead of Bushfire Season
From tomorrow, residents in designated areas will be able to protect their homes from bushfires, with new laws introduced that make it easier to clear trees and vegetation from around their homes.
|State of the Art Fire Trucks Rolled Out Across NSW
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has today announced three new Mercedes-Benz fire trucks are now in operation at Katoomba, Umina and Cardiff fire stations, with another to be delivered to Lambton Fire Station this week.
|Work Commences on New $3.9 Million Fire Station
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres and Local MP Leslie Williams today announced that work on the new Port Macquarie Fire Station would commence later this month.
|Tenders Called for Pyrmont Fire Station Upgrade
The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Stuart Ayres, and Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins today announced tenders had been called for the major renovation of Pyrmont Fire Station.
|Disaster assistance for NSW communities impacted by March storms
Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres today announced disaster assistance for South East NSW communities affected by storms in March.
|State and Territory Leaders Meet To Tackle Law, Crime and Community Safety
The Attorney General Brad Hazzard and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres will discuss national strategies to address serious and organised crime as part of a range of measures being discussed at an important ministerial meeting in Melbourne today.
|Public Consultation Begins on Bushfire Protection Laws
The NSW Government and NSW Rural Fire Service is inviting public feedback on a draft Code of Practice for the new 10/50 laws giving residents in designated bushfire areas additional powers to protect their homes.
|Urgent funds directed to community evacuation centre
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has today announced funding to Bundeena RSL Memorial Club for immediate electrical infrastructure work.
| Hidden support behind RFS volunteers honoured
Employers are a vital part of the volunteer firefighting effort in NSW and today Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres awarded 12 businesses with Special Commendation for their outstanding support.
|Major reforms for police handling of drug exhibits
Under sweeping reforms by the NSW Government, police will now be able to destroy dangerous drug exhibits sooner, while maintaining sufficient samples for scientific analysis.
|Bushfire property protection laws pass Parliament
Sensible new laws have passed through both Houses of Parliament giving residents in designated bushfire-prone areas additional powers to protect their homes.
|New police laws - Simpler, clearer and more effective
The NSW Parliament has today passed new laws giving frontline police clearer and more effective powers to protect the public.
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