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Fire and Rescue NSW's purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, environment and economy of New South Wales. As one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services, we manage fire emergencies in NSW’s major cities and towns. We respond to rescues, hazardous materials incidents and possible terrorism activities across the State. We work with other government agencies to minimise the impact of bushfires, storms, floods, landslides, building collapses, motor vehicle accidents and other emergencies. We also run prevention and preparedness programs to prevent these emergencies and reduce their impact on the community.

Bush and grass fire information

For information regarding Fire Bans and other Fire Restrictions contact the NSW Rural Fire Service on 1800 679 737 or visit

Stay up to date with the latest information about bush fires by checking (NSW Rural Fire Service website), listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Plan and Prepare

New Firies TV series

The life saving work of Fire & Rescue NSW will take centre stage in lounge rooms across Australia when Network Ten launches a new observational documentary series, Firies. Cameras were given full access to two crews over a 20-week period to provide a real look into the inner workings of Fire & Rescue NSW in an eight-part TV series.

How to watch

Fire safety topics from this week's episode



Apply or register your interest to become a Retained Firefighter NOW!

Search for your local Retained Fire Station by entering your postcode or suburb.

Or call 1800 Firies (1800 347 437) to be put through to your nearest Zone Office.

What is a Retained Firefighter and what do they do?

Latest news

  • Fire & Rescue NSW stronger than ever
    Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has today announced an additional 40 firefighters to strengthen Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW). The 40 new firefighters will be stationed at key...
    Monday 24th November 2014

  • Major upgrade for Albion Park Fire Station
    Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres, Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Fire & Rescue NSW Acting Commissioner Jim Hamilton today celebrated the completion of the new $2.5...
    Monday 24th November 2014

  • Hazard reductions in northern Sydney
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), in conjunction with the Department of Defence, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Willoughby City Council and the NSW Rural Fire Service, will carry out three hazard...
    Wednesday 12th November 2014

  • Hazard reduction at Dingley Dell, St Ives
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), in conjunction with Ku-ring-gai Council, will undertake a hazard reduction operation today at Grevillea Ave, St Ives.The hazard reduction burn will cover 5.2ha and...
    Tuesday 11th November 2014

  • Major hazard reduction in Lane Cove Valley
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) firefighters plan to undertake a major hazard reduction in the Lane Cove Valley at Lady Game Drive, West...
    Tuesday 28th October 2014

  • Hazard reduction at Camp Breakaway at San Remo
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), will undertake hazard reduction operations at Camp Breakaway off Highview Ave, San Remo, on Wednesday,...
    Tuesday 28th October 2014


Emergency contacts

Call Triple Zero (000) to report emergencies

In an emergency call
Triple Zero (000)

Bushfire Information
Call the NSW Rural Fire Service: 1800 679 737

Floods and Storms
Call the SES: 132 500

What we're doing

Latest updates via Twitter

  • Nov 28, 2014, 11:53 am - ALBURY | #FRNSW & #NSWRFS working to extinguish a 2-3ha grass #fire on eastern side of Eastern Hill. No property under threat.
  • Nov 28, 2014, 11:49 am - ALEXANDRIA | UPDATE: #FRNSW f/fighters have exting'd a unit #fire on Euston Rd. No one inside.
  • Nov 28, 2014, 11:34 am - ALEXANDRIA | #FRNSW f/fighters fighting at a unit #fire on Euston Rd. Fire in 2nd lvl unit. Fire ops underway.
  • Nov 28, 2014, 11:15 am - PORT MACQUARIE | #FRNSW f/fighters fighting at a house #fire. Fire in roof of single storey building. Fire ops underway.
  • Nov 28, 2014, 8:20 am - GIRRAWEEN | UPDATE: Van fire out. Gas cylinders - not acetylene - removed & put in hazmat bins. No evacs. F/fighters making area safe.
  • Nov 28, 2014, 7:36 am - GIRRAWEEN - Mardi St | trades van well alight. #FRNSW crews working to cool Acetylene cylinders in the van. Additional crews responding.
  • Nov 27, 2014, 11:23 pm - ORANGE | 1 elderly male being treated after a house #fire. A section of the house was well alight when #FRNSW arrived. Fire ops. cont.
  • Nov 27, 2014, 4:44 pm - RT @LiveTrafficNSW: MOONEY MOONEY: 2 lanes now open on the #M1PacificMwy jst b4 the Hawkesbury River Bridge after a truck fire. Exercise ca…
  • Nov 27, 2014, 4:41 pm - MOONEY MOONEY | UPDATE: #FRNSW & #NSWRFS have exting'd a truck #fire on M1. @LiveTrafficNSW for traffic updates.
  • Nov 27, 2014, 4:28 pm - RT @LiveTrafficNSW: MOONEY MOONEY: 1 southbound lane now open on the #M1PacificMwy jst b4 the Hawkesbury River Bridge, 2 lanes still closed…

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