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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

  • 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

  • Death of Fire & Rescue NSW Officer
    Fire & Rescue NSW is today mourning the death of one of their own, after a...
    Sunday 17th August 2014

  • Urgent warning after busy night for firefighters
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins has warned NSW residents not to be complacent about home fire safety following a spate of residential and building fires across NSW...
    Wednesday 13th 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

  • Sep 16, 2014, 10:38 am - SYDNEY | UPDATE: BBQ #fire on lvl 16 of Elizabeth St unit block. BBQ & plastic chairs being exting'd by f/fighters. No evacs necessary.
  • Sep 16, 2014, 10:26 am - SYDNEY | #FRNSW responding to reports of a #fire on 15th lvl of Elizabeth St unit block. Evacs underway. Elizabeth & Clarke Sts impacted.
  • Sep 16, 2014, 8:31 am - SURRY HILLS | UPDATE: Fire on the ground floor of blding is exting'd. No fire spread or evacs.
  • Sep 16, 2014, 8:27 am - SURRY HILLS | #FRNSW crews responding to a fire on the floor of a restaurant, Campbell St. F/fighters and sprinklers suppressing fire.
  • Sep 15, 2014, 5:05 pm - LAKESLAND (Wollondilly) | #FRNSW & @NSWRFS responding to a house fire. #FRNSW crews found the house well alight on arrival.
  • Sep 15, 2014, 11:51 am - KOGARAH | #FRNSW crews responding to a car into a shop, Railway Parade. 1 person trapped, others with minor injuries.
  • Sep 15, 2014, 7:43 am - KINGSGROVE | #FRNSW f/fighters have exting'd a #fire at a takeaway shop on Kingsgrove Rd. 50 ppl evac'd from residences above.
  • Sep 13, 2014, 6:13 pm - ST MARYS update | Crews using extraction fans to clear the smoke. 3 ppl being treated on scene to smoke inhalation.
  • Sep 13, 2014, 5:49 pm - ST MARYS | 30 f/fighters at a shopping centre searching for the source of smoke which has resulted in evac of centre. Further info to follow
  • Sep 12, 2014, 4:52 pm - ERMINGTON | 2 vehicle accident west bound - Victoria Rd. 4 #FRNSW crews on scene. Rescue crews working to free 1 person who is trapped.

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