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We responded to 125,583 incidents in 2021-22. The incidents displayed below are note-worthy incidents that have been published as media releases or tweets. Details about incidents may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.
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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is adding to its training arsenal by expanding the rollout of technology simulating real-life emergencies and testing how senior firefighters respond to them. The new ‘virtual reality’ (VR) software, being installed at a fire station... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW embraces new technology to bolster training for firefighting leaders at NSW.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are battling a ruptured gas line that's caught alight at Bilgola, on Sydney's northern beaches. A road crew was carrying out works on Plateau Road around 9.45am when the line was ruptured and the... Learn more about the Fire crews battle burning gas line at Bilgola.
A man's been forced to jump to escape a fire on the top level of a two-storey unit complex at Taree, on the state's mid-north coast. Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews responded to numerous Triple Zero (000) calls to a... Learn more about the Man jumps from burning unit complex at Taree .
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters today have rescued a man from his burning unit at Balmain, in Sydney's inner west. A neighbour called Triple Zero (000) after noticing smoke pouring from the second level of a three-storey complex on Nicholson... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters save man from burning unit at Balmain.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has determined a faulty electrical appliance caused a fire in a mobile phone repair shop at Maroubra, in Sydney's east. The blaze broke out inside the business, on the ground level of an eight-storey building on... Learn more about the (REISSUE - UPDATED LINK) Fire and Rescue NSW experts identify cause of mobile phone repair shop fire at Maroubra.
The annual Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) 400in4 Charity Ride starts today, with riders departing from the Snowy Mountains and looking to cover over 400km throughout the week to raise money for the Burns Unit at the Children’s Hospital at... Learn more about the Firefighters ride to raise money for burns victims at Jindabyne.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have got down on their hands and knees to extinguish a blaze in a Bankstown car park, saving up to 60 vehicles. More than a dozen firefighters were called to the second level of... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW saves up to 60 vehicles in car park blaze at Bankstown.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are attempting to extinguish multiple vehicles ablaze in a car park at Bankstown in Sydney's west. The fire broke out in the multi-level car park, behind a block of shops, in West Terrace around 3.15pm. Three... Learn more about the Vehicles ablaze in car park at Bankstown.
The 54 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Urban Search and Rescue specialists, who formed part of a 72-strong contingent of Australian emergency services workers to earthquake-damaged Türkiye, have been honoured at a 'welcome home' dinner held by Sydney's Türkish community... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW Firefighters deployed to Türkiye honoured by community at 'welcome home' dinner at Sydney.
A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) team from Wyong, on the state's Central Coast, has once again claimed brigade bragging rights by taking out the first round of the 2023 firefighting championships. The station has been the state champion since 2018... Learn more about the Wyong brigade comes out on top in northern region Firefighter Championships at Swansea.
An e-bike has exploded in flames, which have spread through the garage and ground floor of a home at Eastgardens, in Sydney's east. Fourteen Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) trucks attended the fire which broke out around 8pm last night in... Learn more about the e-bike explodes in flames, spreads to home at Eastgardens.
The 54 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Urban Search and Rescue specialists, who formed part of a 72-strong contingent of Australian emergency services workers to earthquake-damaged Türkiye, are to be honoured at a ‘welcome home dinner’ held by Sydney’s Türkish... Learn more about the MEDIA ALERT TODAY: Fire and Rescue NSW Firefighters deployed to Türkiye honoured by community at ‘welcome home’ dinner at SYDNEY.
Four Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have turned ‘snake charmers’, completing a special course to catch wayward reptiles finding their way into homes in Sydney’s south. The On-Call (Retained) firefighters, from Menai and Bundeena FRNSW stations, have passed a two-day... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW embarks on large ‘scale’ operation to train more snake catchers at Menai.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are working to free a pilot from the wreckage of a light plane crash this afternoon at Bankstown airport in Sydney's south-west. The single-engine, four-seater aircraft came down at the airport around... Learn more about the Firefighters rush to scene of plane crash at Bankstown.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have battled a major fire that's engulfed a home and threatened an adjacent school at Wiley Park in Sydney's south-west. Seven fire trucks, including an aerial platform, responded to multiple Triple Zero (000) calls reporting... Learn more about the House destroyed, school evacuated during fire at Wiley Park.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) investigators are poring over the scene of a major warehouse fire that burned through the night at Chipping Norton, in Sydney's south west. More then 25 fire trucks and 100 firefighters rushed to the Rickard... Learn more about the Investigators probe major warehouse fire at Chipping Norton.
Firefighters have extinguished a bus on fire at Umina on the state's Central Coast. Two crews from the Umina Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) station rushed to Brisbane Avenue with Police and Ambulance paramedics around 8.45am and found the bus well... Learn more about the Firefighters extinguish burning bus at Umina.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are at the scene of a hazardous materials incident at Smithfield in Sydney's west. A 29-year-old man is believed to have been mixing sulphuric acid and chlorine at a pipe manufacturing business in Woodpark Road... Learn more about the 12 people assessed during toxic gas incident at Smithfield.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) veteran Robert Eckersley AFSM has hung up his firefighting helmet for the last time, 50 years to the day since he first started the job. Born and raised in Tamworth, in the state’s north-west, Rob’s passion... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW farewells 50-year firefighting veteran at Tamworth.
Some of the state’s elite Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters will be ‘put under the pump’ this weekend when they compete in the first round of the 2023 Firefighting Championships at Swansea in the Lake Macquarie area. Eleven fire stations... Learn more about the Firefighters put to the test this weekend during regional championships at Swansea.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is investigating the cause of a large fire which destroyed a warehouse and forced the evacuation of homes in Sydney's inner west overnight. Forty firefighters and 10 fire trucks responded to the blaze in an electrical... Learn more about the Large Warehouse Fire at Homebush .
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has joined forces with the State Emergency Service to assist the people of Cootamundra after the town suffered significant flash flooding overnight. Firefighters and SES crews began clean-up operations at 4:30am after more than 100mm of... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW assist the clean-up operation after severe flooding in Cootamundra at Cootamundra.
Dozens of the Central Coast’s finest firefighters have been honoured in a medal ceremony, recognising their years of service and bravery, especially during the state’s Black Summer Bushfire emergency. Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Paul Baxter, Deputy Commissioner – Field... Learn more about the Central Coast Firefighters honoured for dedicated and brave service at Wyong.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is contributing to a major Australian Government humanitarian mission in support of the Government of Vanuatu’s response to Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin. The intense storm systems made landfall on the Pacific island nation within 48... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW assists Australian recovery efforts in cyclone-hit Vanuatu at Vanuatu.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have stopped a shop fire spreading to adjoining businesses at Cabramatta, in Sydney's south-west. Ten fire trucks and around 35 firefighters rushed to a two-storey row of shops and residences just before 3am today... Learn more about the Fire investigators examine scene of grocery store blaze - UPDATED at CABRAMATTA .
High-tech cameras, a tin of tuna and old-fashioned firefighting muscle have combined to allow Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) to save a wayward kitten in Greenacre, in Sydney's south-west. Roadworkers found the animal stuck in a drain on Roberts Road, after... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW crews use technology and tuna to rescue kitten from drain at Greenacre.
Fire safety will become child’s play as Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) expands its award-winning education program into schools and launches interactive gaming apps. The new resources, including the ‘Brigade Kids’ website, are tailored for pre-school and primary school-aged children, and... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW expands fire safety lessons into schools and rolls out new education apps at NSW.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have contained a large fire that has caused a building to collapse this afternoon at Auburn, in Sydney's west. 16 fire trucks and around 50 firefighters rushed to the Provincial Street property just before 3pm... Learn more about the Burning building collapse - Update at Auburn.
Fire and Rescue NSW has released new footage of its response to hazardous materials at a chemical manufacturing plant in Banksmeadow, in Sydney's east today. The footage was captured using FRNSW's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), or drones, which assisted firefighters... Learn more about the New footage released of HAZMAT operations at chemical manufacturing plant at Banksmeadow.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has safely removed highly-flammable gas from the vicinity of a chemical stack at risk of collapsing in Sydney's east. Significant emergency services resources were called to the chemical manufacturing plant on Denison Street, Banksmeadow, around 9:15am... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW eliminates explosion threat at chemical manufacturing plant at Banksmeadow.
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