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.

Latest news

  • Fairer funding for fire and emergency services
    A fairer system for funding NSW fire and emergency services is one step closer today, with Treasurer Dominic Perrottet to introduce the Fire and Emergency Services Levy Bill. The legislation gives...
    Tuesday 7th March 2017

  • Forbes fire captain named in Australia Day Honours
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fire officer Captain Brian Clarke’s long and dedicated service in leading emergency response and educating residents...
    Thursday 26th January 2017

  • Northern district senior fire officer named in Aus Day Honours
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Chief Superintendent Dave Felton’s 30-year dedication to serving and protecting communities across NSW been recognised in...
    Thursday 26th January 2017

  • Lismore fire officer named in Australia Day Honours
    A Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fire officer’s dedicated service to protecting Northern Rivers communities has been recognised in today’s Australia...
    Thursday 26th January 2017

  • New FRNSW Commissioner welcomed in Sydney
    Retiring Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins has officially transferred command to new Commissioner Paul Baxter during a special ceremony at City of Sydney Fire Station today. Symbolising the...
    Monday 16th January 2017

  • Minister announces new Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner
    Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today announced the appointment of Paul Baxter, National Commander and CEO of the New Zealand Fire Service, as the next Commissioner of Fire &...
    Monday 9th January 2017


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 [external link]

Floods and Storms
Call the SES: 132 500 [external link]

What we're doing

Latest updates via Twitter [external link]

  • Mar 23, 2017, 10:00 am - #FRNSW assisting @NSWSES with #Storm Recovery work today F/Fighters working in #Blacktown #Mt_Druitt #The_Hills #NSWStorms #SydStorms #SES
  • Mar 23, 2017, 9:01 am - Do your kids know what to do if there’s a fire at your home? Talk to them and prepare a plan #brigadekids #FRNSW [external link]
  • Mar 22, 2017, 4:36 pm - #FRNSW warn of severe thundersorms for parts of Sydney and Illawarra region. Flash flooding, damaging winds and large hailstones predicted.
  • Mar 22, 2017, 4:10 pm - RT @BOM_NSW: Detailed Severe Thunderstorm Updated. Latest information at #SydneyStorm [external link] [external link]
  • Mar 22, 2017, 4:09 pm - CASTLE HILL | #FRNSW has received numerous reports of power lines down in Castle Hill area. Be careful.
  • Mar 22, 2017, 4:07 pm - SYDNEY | #FRNSW crews responding to incidents across Sydney. Take care on roads.
  • Mar 22, 2017, 3:06 pm - RT @BOM_NSW: SEVERE STORMS detected on radar in western #Sydney. Large hail, heavy rainfall, damaging winds possible. #Penrith #Liverpool #…
  • Mar 22, 2017, 9:01 am - Calling all kids in NSW in years K-2, the #BrigadeKids #Champion #Competition is here! Design a poster and win grea… [external link]
  • Mar 21, 2017, 10:47 pm - GLADESVILLE | #FRNSW , @nswpolice & @NSWAmbulance in attendance at motor vehicle accident on Victoria Rd which is closed in both directions.
  • Mar 21, 2017, 6:52 pm - ORANGE | #FRNSW Hazmat crews in attendance at gas leak in drain near Newport Street. Gas Company are also on scene.
  • Mar 21, 2017, 12:42 pm - YOUNG | #FRNSW crews have gained control of a #fire in a shed, Wombat St. LPG cylinders inside. 200m exclusion zone in place.
  • Mar 21, 2017, 12:29 pm - #FRNSW celebrates #HarmonyDay & its ongoing work with the Community Resource Centre to keep all communities fire sa… [external link]

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