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Emergency Services David Elliott and Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins today urged the community to replace outdated smoke alarms to protect loved ones in the lead-up...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]

  • Oct 25, 2016, 6:22 pm - GLENWOOD|#FRNSW crews at truck trailer overturned M7 on-ramp at Norwest Blvd. Oil on roadway, crews cleaning up. @LiveTrafficSyd for updates
  • Oct 25, 2016, 3:57 pm - CONDELL PARK | UPDATE: #FRNSW f/fighters have rescued a trapped man after a 3 car accident. He's been taken to hosp by @NSWAmbulance.
  • Oct 25, 2016, 3:28 pm - CONDELL PARK | #FRNSW f/fighters working to rescue a man from an overturned car after a 3 vehicle accident on Augusta St. @LiveTrafficSyd
  • Oct 25, 2016, 3:21 pm - NEW LAMBTON | #FRNSW f/fighters at a car into a house. 1 person injured. Crews working to make scene safe.
  • Oct 25, 2016, 12:03 pm - ARMIDALE | UPDATE: #Fire in the ceiling of small house, Schultz Ave. F/fighters gaining access. No one found inside.
  • Oct 25, 2016, 11:35 am - ARMIDALE | #FRNSW at a house #fire. Large amount of smoke coming from house. F/fighting ops underway.
  • Oct 25, 2016, 10:05 am - OPHIR | #FRNSW crews have freed trapped driver following sheep truck rollover, Fourth Crossing. @NSWRFS @nswpolice & chopper on scene.
  • Oct 25, 2016, 7:48 am - KEMPSEY | #FRNSW exting'd #fire in caravan & annexe at caravan park, Pacific Hwy, o'night. Caravan & annexe destroyed. No injuries.
  • Oct 25, 2016, 7:43 am - GHINNI GHINNI | #FRNSW aiding @NSWRFS at a b-double truck into a guard rail, Pacific Hwy. Crews containing diesel spill from split tank.
  • Oct 24, 2016, 10:26 am - CONDONG | UPDATE: Fire is in a 2000-tonne hopper containing cane mulch. Hopper being emptied to get to fire. Protracted incident.
  • Oct 24, 2016, 10:07 am - CONDONG | #FRNSW at a #fire in a cane pulp bin at a sugar mill, McLeod St. Machinery separating stockpile so crews can access fire.
  • Oct 24, 2016, 10:00 am - MERIMBULA | #FRNSW has contained oil #fire in takeaway shop kitchen, Marine Pde. 1 person treated for minor burns to legs & hands.

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