Firefighters assisting with Sydney flood rescues - Video -

Published: 05 Jul 2022 11:52am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews remain in the field, assisting the State Emergency Service with flood incidents across affected areas of Sydney.

FRNSW has played a major role in many of the 249 flood rescues since the weather emergency began at the weekend, including 138 incidents overnight.

There were 101 flood rescues, mainly in Sydney's south-west last night between 5pm and 9pm, including 50 rescues from homes and stranded vehicles in a half-hour period.

In one incident at Fairfield, a FRNSW 'in-water' rescue unit teamed up with fire crews from Guildford to come to the aid of five adults, three children and a dog from floodwaters.

The residents, including a disabled child, were sheltering in a granny flat as water levels rose around it.

In another rescue at 5.45 this morning, FRNSW crews worked with SES volunteers to ferry two adults and 14 greyhounds out of rising floodwaters in Kenmare Road, Londonderry.

FRNSW crews searched and cleared up to 50 vehicles stranded by floodwaters at Canley Vale and Prestons.

Fire and Rescue NSW has responded to Triple Zero (000) calls relating to 125 storm incidents in the 24 hours to 8am today.

93 fire trucks have been deployed to emergencies which included 46 trees down, 36 flooding incidents and 10 powerlines down.

Media please note - FRNSW rescue footage can be obtained here: [external link]

FRNSW is also warning the public to remain vigilant about fire dangers as winter conditions worsen.

There have been 309 residential fires extinguished by fire crews across the state since June 1, the latest incidents include an abandoned house fire at Griffith and a unit fire at Woy Woy this morning.

There have been five people killed in preventable fires and 30 injuries this winter.

Residents are reminded to Be Safe, Not Sorry.

Keep material at least a metre from the heater at all times, look when you cook and don't bring outdoor heaters indoors.

Other safety measures include:
- Don’t overload power boards
- Never use wheat bags to warm your bed
- Check electric blankets for frayed cords and other damage
- Don't use heat beads inside
- Have a Home Escape Plan
Most importantly, if a fire does occur, get out, stay out and call Triple Zero (000). 
This winter, keep you and your loved ones safe by using our Get Ready for Winter checklist - [external link]
For more information about home fire safety, visit

Updated: 05 Jul 2022 11:52am

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Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

For all life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)

For flood information, warnings or requests for non-life threatening assistance, call the SES on 132 500 or visit the NSW State Emergency Service website here. [external link].

For information directly relating to bushfires please call the Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737 or visit the NSW Rural Fire Service Website here. [external link]