Fire and Rescue NSW


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Welcome to Fire and Rescue NSW

FRNSW is one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services and is the busiest in Australia. Our overriding purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life, and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, property, environment and economy of NSW.

Prepared for anything.

What we're doing

  • May 24, 2019, 1:44 pm - RT @NSWRFS: Despite no new burns in the past 48 hrs significant amounts of smoke continue to impact Sydney. To allow this smoke to clear a decision has been made to postpone all hazard reduction burning activities in the Greater Sydney area across the weekend. #NSWRFS @OEHmedia @FRNSW
  • May 24, 2019, 1:24 pm - RT @MoF_Sydney: Four firefighters were overcome by chlorine gas after a car fire turned into something far more dangerous, 31 October 1973. #FlashbackFriday @FRNSW
  • May 24, 2019, 12:32 pm - PORT MACQUARIE | #FRNSW crews are on the scene of a house fire in Quarry Rise that is producing large amounts of smoke. Firefighters are gaining entry to the home and commencing fire attack. [external link]
  • May 23, 2019, 5:06 pm - Today’s rescue drill at Luna Park was not for those with a fear of heights. #FRNSW firefighters simulated a rescue from the top of the famous ferris wheel using ladder platform trucks as part of a pre incident planning exercise. #PreparedForAnything [external link]
  • May 23, 2019, 10:28 am - WOODRISING | Firefighters have begun a hazard reduction burn across six hectares of bushland near The Ridgeway to provide strategic protection for nearby properties. Smoke will be visible in the area. For further details on hazard reductions visit: [external link] [external link]
  • May 22, 2019, 8:25 am - Today is Wear Orange Wednesday and things don’t come much more orange than our hazmat splash suits! Firefighters donned the protective suits to celebrate #WOWDay and say thanks to the amazing @NSWSES volunteers who give their time to respond to emergencies. #thankyouses [external link]

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Quick links

Bushfire and emergency information Become an on-call Firefighter NOW!

Emergency contacts

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]

Product warnings and recalls

Hazard reductions

If you see a fire unattended, call Triple Zero (000)

For a list of planned hazard reduction burns, visit:
NSW RFS: Hazard reduction advisories [external link]

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit:
NSW Health: Bushfire smoke [external link]
Asthma Australia: Bushfires and burnoffs [external link]

For current and forecasted air quality, visit:
Office of Environment and Heritage: Current and forecast air quality [external link]