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Firefighters take advantage of cool conditions but vow they’re 'in for the long haul'

NSW firefighters are taking advantage of easing conditions, but they're in it "for the long haul", the Rural Fire Service says.
SBS - Published

'Fireys have nothing in tanks': Ex- chief’s warning as Scott Morrison rejects paying RFS firefighters

Former Fire and Rescue NSW commissioner Greg Mullins warns volunteer fireys are worn out, stressing concerns for their welfare and mental health.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison visits NSW RFS control centre to say 'thanks for everything they're doing'

Firefighters are trying to contain dozens of bushfires across NSW before temperatures soar later this week as Scott Morrison paid tribute to crews in the field.
SBS - Published

NSW 'living in fear' as bushfires continue to rage

So much of NSW is now alight that smoke from the bushfires is impacting communities across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand, the NSW RFS says.
SBS - Published

NSW bushfire smoke is affecting communities in New Zealand

So much of NSW is now alight that smoke from the bushfires is impacting communities across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand, the NSWRFS says.
SBS - Published

Emergency fire warnings issued in NSW as winds pick up

The NSW Rural Fire Service says this has been the most difficult bushfire season the state has ever seen.
SBS - Published

'We tip our hat': Fireys thank Russell Crowe for spearheading $400,000 donation

Australian actor Russell Crowe has been thanked for encouraging a flurry of six-figure donations to the NSW Rural Fire Service - and has been offered an official RFS cap.
SBS - Published

NSW firefighters battle 100 new blazes

Some 163 fires are currently burning around NSW after about 100 fresh blazes kicked off in 24 hours, the NSW Rural Fire Service says.
SBS - Published

Rural Fire Service firefighter wins compensation for PTSD from State of NSW

A statement of claim said Simon Andrews developed the disorder while attending more than 772 traumatic incidents over seven years.
The Age - Published

'Ultimate betrayal': Volunteer firefighter charged with allegedly lighting fires

Blake William Banner, a 19-year-old volunteer with the Rural Fire Service in south NSW, has allegedly lit fires, left the area and then returned to fight them.
SBS - Published

NSW bushfires: Firefighters backburn to protect homes

RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers says hot and dry conditions on Tuesday will again prove difficult as fires continue to rage.
SBS - Published

Hot, dry weather ahead increases fire danger to severe

A forecast of hot, dry weather has seen the Rural Fire Service issue a severe fire danger rating for five areas of NSW.
SBS - Published

Watch: NSW Rural Fire Service live update

Watch here for live media conference updates on bushfires across NSW and QLD. The next NSW RFS media conference is expected at 2.05pm (AEDT).
SBS - Published

3000 firefighters ready to battle blazes as NSW fire danger 'rapidly increases'

NSW Rural Fire Service says fires in the north of the state are spreading as winds pick up strength.
SBS - Published

RFS raises Sydney fire warning to 'catastrophic'

This is the first time that catastrophic fire danger has been forecast for the city.
The Age - Published

Dramatic vision shows firefighters driving through a NSW bushfire

Firefighters in NSW have shown what it's like driving through a bushfire. The NSW Rural Fire Service says at least 100 homes have been destroyed as a bushfire emergency grips the state.
SBS - Published

NSW bushfires: One dead as blazes destroy at least 100 homes

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) says one person has been found dead as a bushfire emergency grips the state.
SBS - Published

NSW fires: At least 100 homes destroyed, three people unaccounted for

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) says at least 100 homes have been destroyed as a bushfire emergency grips the state.
SBS - Published

NSW, ACT under 'very high' fire danger as smoke hangs around – but rain’s on the way

The ACT and parts of NSW will be under very high fire danger on Saturday, the NSW Rural Fire Service says.
SBS - Published

Very high fire danger for much of NSW

The ACT and parts of NSW will be under very high fire danger on Saturday, the NSW Rural Fire Service says.
SBS - Published

Fire volunteers ignore calls to help fight bushfires due to 'toxic' relations with RFS

Volunteer Fire Fighters Association president said the decline of volunteer engagement is "clearly linked to the toxicity of the RFS bureaucracy."
The Age - Published

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