Why was the NSW Rural Fire Service formed?
By the beginning of the 20th century, in response to particularly serious fires, the NSW State Government formalised control of fire prevention which led to the formation of the first formal brigade at Berrigan in the State’s south.
How many rural fire stations are there in NSW?
The NSW RFS comprises almost 2,000 rural fire brigades with a total volunteer membership of approximately 72,000.
Do NSW Rural Fire Service get paid?
All NSW RFS volunteers are eligible for workers compensation in accordance with the Workers Compensation (Bush Fire, Emergency and Rescue Services) Act 1987 for injuries sustained while taking part in authorised Brigade activities.
What is the role of the NSW Rural Fire Service?
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world’s largest volunteer fire service. Our members provide fire and emergency services to approximately 95 percent of NSW. NSW RFS members attend a range of incidents and activities: Bush and grass fires.
What trucks do the RFS use?
The NSW RFS uses various support vehicles. These are categorised as follows: Personnel Carriers. Generally a 4WD in the style of the Toyota Landcruiser or Land Rover Defender.