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

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  • Hazard reduction at Kilaben Bay
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is undertaking a hazard reduction operation at Kilaben Bay today (Friday, March 27).From 9.30am, eight FRNSW crews will carry out a 6.52ha hazard reduction...
    Friday 27th March 2015

  • Fire & Rescue NSW deploys taskforce to Vanuatu
    An Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Taskforce of 54 emergency services personnel led by Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will head to Vanuatu today to assist with the disaster relief...
    Tuesday 17th March 2015

  • 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


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]

  • Apr 1, 2015, 7:25 am - WEST TAMWORTH | #FRNSW f/fighters exting'd a fire in the roof and back bedrooms of a house, Ridge St, o'night. Fire damage to home.
  • Mar 31, 2015, 4:18 pm - SHORTLAND | UPDATE: #FRNSW f/fighters have exting'd a house #fire. Bedroom destroyed. Heat & smoke damage to rest of house.
  • Mar 31, 2015, 4:00 pm - SHORTLAND | #FRNSW fighting a house #fire. House well alight. No one inside. Fire ops underway.
  • Mar 31, 2015, 9:15 am - BRIERFIELD update | #FRNSW & @NSWRFS f/fighters have released horse stuck in a septic tank hole. Horse appears to be in good condition.
  • Mar 31, 2015, 8:13 am - BRIERFIELD, nr Bellingen | #FRNSW @NSWRFS @NSWSES responding to a horse trapped in a septic tank hole, Martells Rd. Vet also on way.
  • Mar 31, 2015, 8:08 am - NORTH ALBURY | #FRNSW crews at a residential garage which is well alight. F/fighting ops under way.
  • Mar 30, 2015, 8:54 pm - LAMBTON | #FRNSW crews on scene at a #fire inside a 2nd floor unit. All occupants accounted for, fire ops. underway.
  • Mar 30, 2015, 7:33 pm - CCOMA earlier (5:40pm) | #fire in a unit left several ppl. with smoke inhal'n. Fire quickly ext'd. 5 ppl self-evac'd for safety.
  • Mar 30, 2015, 7:28 pm - WOY WOY | #FRNSW crews on scene at a unit #fire. All ppl. accounted for, firefighters working to extinguish & stop fire spreading.
  • Mar 30, 2015, 2:45 pm - There's only 2 months to go until the 2015 #FRNSW #Fire Station Open Day on Sat, May 30. [external link] [external link]
  • Mar 30, 2015, 8:27 am - GREEN POINT RESERVE, Valentine | 47.5ha #FRNSW hazard reduction scheduled for today has been CANCELLED due to rain.
  • Mar 29, 2015, 8:27 pm - CABRAMATTA | #FRNSW crews on scene at a house #fire. 2-lvl house, fire on both levels; fire fighting ops. underway.

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