RFS

RFS brigade commended

Patonga Beach (RFS)brigade has been highly commended for its community service and dedication during last summer’s treacherous bushfire season. The brigade was recognised in Central Coast Council’s Australia Day Awards…


Spencer RFS appoints new captain

Alison Wade has officially been declared the first female captain for Spencer’s Rural Fire Service Brigade. Spencer RFS is the first and only brigade she has been with since 2004….


Mangrove Creek Dam picnic area reopens

Mangrove Creek Dam picnic area and Dubbo Gully have reopened to visitors after a bushfire tore through the drinking water catchment last year. The area has been closed to allow…




Local firefighters honoured

Three Central Coast firefighters have been honoured in the NSW Rural Fire Service’s annual bravery and service awards. Captain William “Jock” Ross and Senior Deputy Captain, Alison Wade of Spencer…





Scared possums saved

Some good news about a scared possum being saved spread across the community in the wake of the New Year’s Eve fire at Charmhaven. A NSW Rural Fire Service firefighter…


Time to rebuild

Areas of the Central Coast are already starting to regenerate, with the Gospers Mountain and Three Mile fires now being reported as being under control by the RFS. A fire…



State of emergency declared

Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared a seven day statewide State of Emergency on December 19, with high temperatures and winds over the next week expected to wreak havoc, with fires burning…




1,000 years of service recognised

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) honoured Central Coast District members for their longstanding commitment and thanked volunteers from all agencies and organisations for their continued dedication towards both…



Increased fire danger warning

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging residents to get ready now for another period of high temperatures and increased fire danger, with temperatures across the state set…



Greens call for fire station tests

The Central Coast Greens have called for the NSW Environmental Protection Authority to test all local fire stations for contamination from fire-fighting foam containing perfluorooctan sulfonic acid. Firefighting foam containing…