Fire & 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 the 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

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

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

  • Dec 19, 2014, 4:07 pm - RT @MoF_Sydney: A seasonal #flashbackfriday - Cardiff Fire Station in 1971. MoF staff wish everyone a happy and safe festive season! http:/…
  • Dec 19, 2014, 3:12 pm - THANK YOU to all of our #Twitter followers. You've helped RT some very important #FRNSW messages this year.
  • Dec 18, 2014, 7:11 pm - COFFS HARBOUR | bus alight in a large shed. #FRNSW crews on scene. Firefighters working to stop fire spreading.
  • Dec 18, 2014, 4:22 pm - RT @NSWRFS: Fire danger ratings of severe & some extreme, exceeding initial forecasts, @ Moree now. #Totalfireban in place until midnight #…
  • Dec 18, 2014, 12:10 pm - PENDLE HILL update| A small #fire at the rear of the building has been extinguished.
  • Dec 18, 2014, 12:01 pm - PENDLE HILL | #FRNSW f/fighters at a factory #fire on Ballandella Rd. Smoke issuing from furniture warehouse. Fire ops underway.
  • Dec 18, 2014, 11:32 am - BAULKHAM HILLS | #FRNSW f/fighters at a car into a house on Old Northern Rd. Crews working to stabilise house.
  • Dec 18, 2014, 8:49 am - TOORMINA | UPDATE: #FRNSW f/fighters have exting'd a house #fire. Cooking was alight. 1 person evac'd. Don't leave cooking unattended.
  • Dec 18, 2014, 8:35 am - TOORMINA | #FRNSW at a house #fire. Smoke issuing from single lvl house. Fire ops underway.
  • Dec 17, 2014, 10:48 pm - WOODCROFT | woman in her 30s receiving first aid for smoke inhal'n from #FRNSW firefighters after a house #fire. Fire ops. underway.
  • Dec 17, 2014, 9:39 pm - BANKSTOWN | townhouse well alight, #FRNSW on scene, #fire fighting ops. underway.
  • Dec 17, 2014, 2:05 pm - RALEIGH | B-Double truck went into the river around 9am this morning. No one trapped. Truck now fully submerged. #FRNSW & @NSWRFS on scene

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