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

  • Regional recruitment TV ad seeks new firefighters
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has today launched a new recruitment ad campaign seeking retained (on-call) firefighters from throughout regional NSW. The 60-second TV ad, launched via social media today and...
    Friday 22nd July 2016

  • Cold snap prompts firies to warn: keep ash out of trash
     As record low temperatures continue to bite NSW, Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters are warning householders to take every precaution in disposing of ash from fireplaces and...
    Tuesday 28th June 2016

  • New firefighter academy for Sydney's west
    Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins have announced plans for a new state-of-the-art firefighter training facility in Sydney’s west. Final negotiations are underway...
    Tuesday 28th June 2016

  • Cold snap prompts house fire warning
    The arrival of cooler temperatures has prompted Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) to warn NSW residents to take every precaution to avoid a fire in the home. Firefighters have been called...
    Monday 30th May 2016

  • Fire Station Open Day to take place on 21 May
    Firefighters are encouraging the people of NSW to visit their local fire station for the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) annual Open Day this Saturday, 21 May. Fire Stations across the...
    Monday 16th May 2016

    Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott and Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins today urged the community to replace outdated smoke alarms to protect loved ones in the lead-up...
    Wednesday 4th May 2016


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]

  • Aug 27, 2016, 8:01 pm - KURNELL | #FRNSW f/fighters assisting @NSWRFS at a single storey house #fire in Torres St
  • Aug 27, 2016, 10:45 am - NORTH STEYNE | # FRNSW 2 off duty f/fighters and member of public rescue surfer in distress earlier today.
  • Aug 26, 2016, 2:40 pm - RT @MoF_Sydney: #Explosion and #fire at #Kabco Industries, #Campbelltown, 30 November 1976. #FlashbackFriday @FRNSW #firefighter … [external link]
  • Aug 26, 2016, 1:46 pm - #FRNSW & other em services prepare for bushfire season at today's state ops exercise at @NSWRFS HQ. [external link]
  • Aug 25, 2016, 1:18 pm - SOUTH PENRITH | #FRNSW f/fighters at a 2 lvl house #fire. Ground floor well alight. Smoke & flame come from house. Fire ops underway.
  • Aug 25, 2016, 10:02 am - MOUNT VICTORIA | UPDATE: #FRNSW crews have made a 2km diesel spill on Great Western Hwy safe.
  • Aug 25, 2016, 9:30 am - MOUNT VICTORIA | #FRNSW working to make lg diesel spill safe, Great Western Hwy at Victoria pass. @LiveTrafficNSW for traffic updates.
  • Aug 24, 2016, 2:35 pm - MULGOA | #FRNSW at a 2 vehicle crash, Mulgoa Rd. F/fighters working to rescue a trapped person. @LiveTrafficSyd for traffic updates.
  • Aug 24, 2016, 1:35 pm - LAVINGTON, Albury | #FRNSW crews have rescued a man from unit #fire. Man taken to hospital. Fire out. Crews checking for fire spread.
  • Aug 24, 2016, 11:17 am - RT @BOM_NSW: Severe Weather Warning issued for Heavy Rainfall on Sydney coast & Central Coast. … [external link] [external link]
  • Aug 24, 2016, 9:40 am - WESTMEAD | UPDATE: #FRNSW removed and secured car hanging over 2nd level car park at hospital.
  • Aug 24, 2016, 8:14 am - WESTMEAD | #FRNSW at a car which has gone through a guard rail on 2nd level of a hospital car park. Car hanging over edge. Driver out.

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