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 [external link]

Stay up to date with the latest information about bush fires by checking the NSW Rural Fire Service website [external link], 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

Latest news

  • Australia Day medal for NSW fire investigator
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Station Officer Phillip Etienne has spent the past 25 years providing fire and emergency protection to the people of NSW and today he was named...
    Monday 26th January 2015

  • Australia Day medal for NSW fire officer
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Station Officer Clayton Allison has spent the past 33 years providing fire and emergency protection to the people of NSW and today he was named...
    Monday 26th January 2015

  • Local fire captain named in Australia Day Honours
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fire officer Andre Van Hoeck’s long and dedicated service as a firefighter has been recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours. A firefighter for 35 years...
    Monday 26th January 2015

  • Firefighters welcome country music festival goers
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters from Tamworth are gearing up for a busy country music festival with up to 50,000 visitors in town. FRNSW Firefighter Dan Murphy, also a well-known...
    Friday 16th January 2015

  • 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


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]

  • Jan 29, 2015, 4:51 pm - WATTLE GROVE update | #Fire contained to rear of the house & ext. by #FRNSW. Male occupant being treated for smoke inhal'n.
  • Jan 29, 2015, 4:29 pm - WATTLE GROVE | #FRNSW on scene at a #fire at the rear of a house, fire fighting ops. underway.
  • Jan 29, 2015, 1:11 pm - SURRY HILLS | UPDATE: Smoke in foyer caused by a minor electrical fault. No fire.
  • Jan 29, 2015, 1:02 pm - SURRY HILLS | 150+ ppl self evac'd from a commercial building, Elizabeth & Devonshire St - #FRNSW invest. slight smell of smoke.
  • Jan 29, 2015, 11:00 am - HURLSTONE PARK | UPDATE: #FRNSW f/fighters have largely exting'd a house #fire. 1 fm treated for smoke inhl'n. Crews mopping up.
  • Jan 29, 2015, 10:30 am - HURLSTONE PARK | #FRNSW at a house #fire. Multiple 000s. Single lvl house fully involved in fire. Fire ops underway.
  • Jan 29, 2015, 10:07 am - MT DRUITT | UPDATE: Fire is out. Back of house destroyed. Smoke & heat damage to rest of home. 1 teenager taken to hospital.
  • Jan 29, 2015, 9:22 am - MT DRUITT | #FRNSW has been called to a house well alight, Dixon St. All occupants accounted for. F/fighting ops under way.
  • Jan 28, 2015, 6:33 pm - GRIFFITH | #FRNSW responding to house fire after numerous Triple Zero (000) calls. Home well alight on arrival. F/fighting ops underway.
  • Jan 28, 2015, 3:17 pm - HEBERSHAM | UPDATE: #FRNSW f/fighters have exting'd a house #fire. Fire was at the rear of a house. Carlisle Ave blocked.
  • Jan 28, 2015, 2:51 pm - HEBERSHAM, nr Blacktown | #FRNSW f/fighters at a house #fire. Large volumes of smoke issuing. Fire ops underway.
  • Jan 28, 2015, 2:13 pm - ROSEHILL | #FRNSW crews have freed three trapped ppl following a 4-vehicle accident, James Ruse Dr. 2 ppl have been taken to hospital.

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