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What we do

Our purpose

Our 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 NSW.
What is our purpose?

Area of service in New South Wales

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has 337 fire stations across NSW. Our service area is divided into four regions - east, north, south and west.
Learn about our areas of service in New South Wales

Fire services

FRNSW is responsible for managing fire emergencies in major cities, metropolitan areas and towns across regional and rural New South Wales.
What are our fire services?

Rescue services

FRNSW conducts rescues at road, household and industrial incidents.
What are our rescue services?

Hazardous materials (Hazmat)

FRNSW is responsible for protecting 100% of the population of the state from hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents.
Learn about our hazardous materials (Hazmat) services

Bushfire services

FRNSW supports the Rural Fire Service of NSW during and after bushfires in New South Wales. We also work to prevent the occurrence of bushfires through our hazard reduction strategies.
Learn about our bushfire services

Urban search and rescue

Urban search and rescue (USAR) is a specialist capability to locate, provide medical assistance to and remove victims who have been trapped or affected by a structural collapse.
Learn about our Urban search and rescue (USAR) cabability

Counter-terrorism services

FRNSW Counter-terrorism and Aviation Unit was established in March 2003 to manage the planning, development and implementation of our counter-terrorism and aviation capability.
Learn about our counter-terrorism services

Fire investigation

FRNSW Fire Investigation and Research Unit (FIRU) provides a range of investigative and research services to both internal and external customers including research into human and structural behaviour during fire, and the associated impacts for performance based building design.
Learn about fire investigation

Building fire safety

FRNSW plays an important role in building safety, both legislatively and as a community service.
Learn about building fire safety

Community education

FRNSW uses the expertise and experience of our firefighters to educate others in ways to prevent and prepare for emergencies.
How do we educate the community?

NSW Fire Brigades Firefighting Championships

The modern series of the NSW Firefighter Championships have been held around the State for over 70 years and are designed to hone the firefighting skills of the thousands of firefighters who participate across the State each year.
Learn about the NSW Fire Brigades Firefighting Championships