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Shane Fitzsimmons

Australian Fire commissioner

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Shane Fitzsimmons is the Commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, since 18 September 2007. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Fitzsimmons served as Acting Commissioner between January and September.

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Australia welcomes rainfall even as it brings floods [Video]

Australia welcomes rainfall even as it brings floods

The east coast of Australia welcomed the heaviest downpour in years on Friday (February 7), dousing some of the country's blazing bushfires and easing a drought that has crippled farming across two..

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Australian bushfires merge into 'mega blaze' as weather worsens

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Storms bring relief and danger to Australian wildfires

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Hazard reduction not a panacea, RFS boss Shane Fitzsimmons says

The NSW Rural Fire Service commissioner has weighed in on hazard reduction, saying the single biggest impediment to completing burns is weather.
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Hazard reduction burns are 'not the panacea': RFS boss

RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has defended the RFS' record on hazard reduction burning, saying the agency was not comprised of "environmental bastards".
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RFS chief urges federal government to lock-in funding for aerial firefighting

NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says a case for a budget increase to the national aerial firefighting fleet has been with Canberra for 18 months.
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Fire chief says budget for aerial resources needs to be 'locked-in' as Australian burns

NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says a case for a budget increase to the national aerial firefighting fleet has been with Canberra for 18 months.
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Set budget urged for aerial fire fleet

NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says a case for a budget increase to the national aerial firefighting fleet has been with Canberra for 18 months.
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Concern bushfires could break into suburban western Sydney

RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says there is a chance a massive bushfire could break out and move into suburban parts of western Sydney.
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Fire fleet needs set budget: commissioner

NSW RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says a case for a budget increase to the national aerial firefighting fleet has been with Canberra for 18 months.
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Major concern NSW fires could break into Sydney suburbs

RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons says there is a chance a massive bushfire could break out and move into suburban parts of western Sydney.
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The NSW RFS Commissioner pays tribute to volunteer firefighter Samuel McPaul

Shane Fitzsimmons has paid an emotional tribute to a 28-year-old volunteer firefighter and father-to-be, Samuel McPaul, who was killed when his fire truck was overturned in extreme winds.
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Scores of bushfires rage across eastern Australia

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Australian firefighters warned they were in "uncharted territory" as they struggled to contain dozens of out-of-control bushfires across the east of the country on Friday. About 100 blazes were..
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