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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.

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?

Automatic Fire Alarms

The False Alarm Charge will increase to $1250 from 1 July 2013

In 2012 FRNSW responded to over 46,000 Automatic Fire Alarms. 98% of these were false alarms.

False alarms put lives at risk. They encourage community complacency and divert resources away from genuine emergencies.

For additional information on how to reduce your false alarms visit the links below:

Latest news

  • New recruits join firefighting ranks
    After a long selection process and a gruelling 13-week course, 19 recruit firefighters have been officially welcomed into the ranks of Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW). Attending the graduation ceremony at...
    Thursday 2nd October 2014

  • Hazard reduction at Macquarie Hills
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) will undertake a 6ha hazard reduction operation in Blaxland Rd, Macquarie Hills today.Authorities are conducting the burn...
    Wednesday 24th September 2014

  • Cops v Firies in inaugural 9/11 Memorial Cup - rugby
    The date is set, the pitch is booked and the Fire & Rescue NSW Rugby Union Club is limbering up for what promises to be a cracker of a tournament...
    Wednesday 10th September 2014

  • Community Fire Units Celebrate 20th Anniversary
    The community spirit of residents from bushfire-prone suburbs was recognised at the 20th anniversary celebrations of Fire & Rescue NSW’s Community Fire Unit program at Penrith’s Museum of Fire today...
    Sunday 31st August 2014

  • New Recruits Join Firefighting Ranks
    After a long selection process and a gruelling 13 week course, 24 recruit firefighters have been officially welcomed into the ranks of Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW). Attending the graduation ceremony...
    Thursday 28th August 2014

  • Firefighter Daniel Howard condolence book
    The funeral service for Firefighter Daniel Howard, who was killed in the line of duty in Cobar on 17 August, will be held...
    Wednesday 27th August 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

  • Oct 2, 2014, 8:37 pm - PYRMONT | several #FRNSW crews assisting to clear flooding on 4-lvls after sprinkler system activated inside a wharf venue.
  • Oct 2, 2014, 8:00 pm - Homebush Drv update | truck #fire ext'd by #FRNSW. Male driver with burns to the hands. @nswpolice on scene, traffic directions in place.
  • Oct 2, 2014, 7:34 pm - HOMEBUSH WEST | #FRNSW crews working to extinguish a truck #fire, Homebush Bay Drv near M4 overpass. Heavy traffic. @LiveTrafficSyd
  • Oct 2, 2014, 11:34 am - EAST LINDFIELD | #FRNSW & #NSWRFS hazard reduction underway. Only call Triple Zero for unattended fires.
  • Oct 2, 2014, 11:07 am - Congratulations to the latest class of recruits to graduate as #FRNSW f/fighters!
  • Oct 2, 2014, 10:24 am - ERSKINE PARK | #FRNSW f/fighters rescuing 1 trapped female after a truck & car accident on Swallow Dr. @LiveTrafficSyd for traffic updates.
  • Oct 1, 2014, 9:09 pm - SYDNEY CBD | #FRNSW called to broken sprinkler head, burst pipe in hotel, Carrington St. Extensive water damage. Several floors evac'd.
  • Oct 1, 2014, 6:54 pm - HABERFIELD UPDATE | Trapped woman released, taken to hospital by #ASNSW. Exclusion zone & 1 lane cityb'nd closed until wires removed.
  • Oct 1, 2014, 6:15 pm - HABERFIELD | #FRNSW and other em services working to rescue woman trapped in car after hitting a power pole, Parramatta Rd. Wires down.
  • Oct 1, 2014, 4:55 pm - ROCKDALE | UPDATE: #FRNSW f/fighters have rescued 1 trapped person after a 2 vehicle accident on Princes Hwy.

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