Safety of Rural Fire Service crews a hot political issue

 ROAD TRAIL: A Coffs Harbour RFS strike team heads south on the Pacific Motorway to assist with a large grass fire at Clybucca. Picture: Trevor Veale

ROAD TRAIL: A Coffs Harbour RFS strike team heads south on the Pacific Motorway to assist with a large grass fire at Clybucca. Picture: Trevor Veale

IT'S hard to believe but the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) is moving towards a conflict situation with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) over work safety.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has been asked to intervene after key RMS departmental officials withdrew on the weekend from important discussions with the RFSA on road safety for emergency workers.