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

  • Hazard reduction at Green Point Reserve, Valentine
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), with assistance from the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), will undertake hazard reduction operations at the western end of Green Point Reserve, Valentine, today...
    Friday 27th November 2015

  • South Grafton Fire Station celebrates 100 years
    Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins today joined firefighters and community representatives to celebrate South Grafton Fire Station’s 100th anniversary. Commissioner Mullins said...
    Friday 13th November 2015

  • Firies warning after fatal house fires
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has called for the community to take every precaution to avoid a fire in the home, following recent fatal house fires in NSW. Three people died...
    Thursday 12th November 2015

  • City of Sydney Fire Station opening it's doors for Sydney Open 2015
    Ever wondered what goes on inside the State’s busiest fire station? As part of Sydney Open 2015, City of Sydney Fire Station will be throwing open the engine bay doors...
    Thursday 29th October 2015

  • Lane Cove National Park hazard reduction
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Ku-ring-gai Council will undertake hazard reduction operations in Lane Cove National Park and Browns End Reserve, Wahroonga,...
    Thursday 8th October 2015

  • Hazard reductions at Morisset
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), with assistance from the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), will undertake hazard reduction operations at Morisset this week, pending favourable conditions.Today, Thursday, 13...
    Thursday 13th August 2015


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]

  • Nov 29, 2015, 6:59 pm - LISMORE | UPDATE: all ppl have been evac'd from maternity ward, Lismore Base Hospital, no injuries. Some scaffolding still to be secured.
  • Nov 29, 2015, 5:25 pm - LISMORE | UPDATE: #FRNSW Crews have accessed patients, Lismore Base Hosp, no injuries reported. @nswpolice @NSWSES also on scene.
  • Nov 29, 2015, 4:58 pm - LISMORE | #FRNSW at roof collapse, Lismore Base Hosp. Scaffolding collapsed on to roof. Crews clearing debris & accessing patients.
  • Nov 29, 2015, 3:30 pm - RT @BOM_NSW: Storm spotter reports 4.5cm diameter hail at 2pmfrom#NSWStorm near Bellingen. See latest thunderstorm warning at … [external link]
  • Nov 29, 2015, 10:50 am - TOCUMWAL | #FRNSW crews fighting house #fire - home well alight. Everyone accounted for.
  • Nov 28, 2015, 11:30 pm - FAIRFIELD WEST | # FRNSW crews containing house #fire. Single lvl home alight, fire in bedroom has spread to roof. Fire ops underway.
  • Nov 28, 2015, 8:56 pm - TORONTO | #FRNSW at house #fire. Single level home alight. Fire fighting ops underway.
  • Nov 28, 2015, 1:08 pm - COFFS HARBOUR | #FRNSW f/fighters on scene of #fire, Orara High School. Large volumes of smoke, multiple 000 calls.
  • Nov 28, 2015, 1:05 pm - WOLLONGONG | #FRNSW crews have contained unit #fire in 2 level terrace. Fire fighting ops continuing.
  • Nov 28, 2015, 5:40 am - PORT KEMBLA | #FRNSW at house #fire, vacant house alight. Fire ops underway,
  • Nov 27, 2015, 8:25 pm - NTH ALBURY | #FRNSW crews containing #fire in garage at rear of house - well alight. Numerous 000 calls. Fire ops underway.
  • Nov 27, 2015, 4:17 pm - LEWISHAM | Broken sprinkler has flooded 3 lvls of nursing home, Thomas St. 50 ppl evac'd from affected lvls but remain in complex.

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