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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.
An operation, led by Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), has shored up a large building, which partially collapsed in Sydney's south last week, with the site stabilised and handed back to its managers. The two-storey office block in West Botany Street,... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW stabilises partially-collapsed building at Rockdale.
Senior Victorian firefighting officials have thanked NSW crews for their assistance, dealing with that state’s challenging bushfire crisis this week. The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Strike Team of five crews, from Windsor, Picton, the Central Coast, Albury and Wagga Wagga,... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW crews heading home from Victorian bushfire zones at Raglan, Victoria.
Specialist Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are at the scene of a partial building collapse at Rockdale, in Sydney's south. 20 firefighters, including Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) specialists, and six fire trucks responded to the incident in an industrial... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW responds to partial building collapse at Rockdale.
The 'im-peck-able' efforts of Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters and NSW Police have seen an exotic bird reunited with its owner, four days after it vanished from a home in Sydney's west. The two-year-old turquoise-fronted amazon, named 'Skittles,' was being... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW reunites missing exotic bird with its owner at Auburn.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) today is deploying a Strike Team to western Victoria, where it will help protect communities facing a bushfire emergency and forecast of extreme heat in coming days. Fifteen firefighters and three incident management experts will deploy... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW deploys Strike Team to Victorian bushfire zone at NSW.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have battled a large blaze in an industrial complex, at Rydalmere, in Sydney's west, preventing flames from spreading to stocks of Lithium-Ion batteries. The blaze broke out in a unit in South Street, just after... Learn more about the Firefighters stop blaze spreading to Lithium-Ion battery storage site at Rydalmere.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have contained a chemical spill at a school in Sydney's south, which caused 28 people to feel unwell this afternoon. A 600 millilitre bottle of benzyl chloride, a chemical sometimes used to make dyes and... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW contains chemical spill at high school at Hurstville.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have used ladders to rescue six people from their balconies as fire erupted in a unit block in Sydney's west overnight. More than 40 firefighters and 12 fire trucks were deployed to Grose Street, North... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters save residents from burning unit block at Parramatta .
In an Australian firefighting innovation, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is rolling out a driving simulator to help emergency crews build their confidence behind the steering wheel in high-risk environments. The mobile technology has today been unveiled at FRNSW’s Emergency Services... Learn more about the New training simulator prepares Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters for road hazards at NSW.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews today have pulled off a delicate one-hour mission to free an elderly man from his overturned car at Mosman, on Sydney's lower north shore. It's understood the vehicle mounted a footpath, crashed through a fence... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW retrieves injured driver after car rolls down embankment at Mosman.
A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fleet mechanic has described how she rushed to the aid of a heavily-pregnant woman, trapped by a car fire today in Sydney’s Eastern Distributor. Belinda Jackson, a civilian with FRNSW’s fleet division, was driving her... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) mechanic saves heavily pregnant woman during car fire in Eastern Distributor at Darlinghurst.
Residents in the Newcastle suburb of Wickham are advised to keep their doors and windows closed as Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews battle a large fire in an auto-electrical business. The blaze broke out in the Foundry Street premises just... Learn more about the Firefighters battling major blaze at Newcastle auto-electrical business at Wickham.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) today has isolated the last of the gas cylinders which ignited at an industrial facility at Port Kembla, in the state's Illawarra. Eight cylinders of highly flammable and potentially explosive 'acetylene' caught fire at the Springhill... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW crews isolate potentially explosive gas cylinder at industrial site at Port Kembla.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has marked its 140th birthday today with a special ceremony at one of Australia’s most historic fire stations. NSW Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, today joined Emergency Services Minister, Jihad Dib MP;... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW celebrates 140th birthday at Sydney.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) experts are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed four cars at Milperra, in Sydney's south-west, today. The blaze broke out inside a Woorang Street warehouse, used to store a large amount of vehicles, around... Learn more about the Fire destroys cars inside south-western Sydney warehouse at Milperra.
NSW Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, and Minister for Emergency Services, the Honourable Jihad Dib MP, will join Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner, Jeremy Fewtrell AFSM, and other dignitaries tomorrow at a special ceremony to mark... Learn more about the Media invited to celebrate Fire and Rescue NSW’s 140th birthday at Sydney.
Dozens of Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters are working to control a chemical fire at an industrial site at Port Kembla, in the state's Illawarra. Six cylinders containing the highly flammable gas, acetylene, caught alight at the Springhill Road facility... Learn more about the Worker injured in fire and explosion at Illawarra industrial site at Port Kembla.
A working smoke alarm has saved a resident from harm during a fire, sparked by a cordless vacuum cleaner battery at Lake Macquarie. The vacuum cleaner was charging inside a unit on the Old Pacific Highway, Swansea, around 1pm yesterday, when... Learn more about the Smoke alarm saves resident from Lithium-Ion-powered vacuum cleaner fire at Swansea.
PAW Patrol™ fan favourites will bolster fire education and awareness among children in a unique partnership between Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and Paramount Australia announced today. The alliance will see the characters from the hit animated franchise, airing on Nickelodeon... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW joins forces with Nickelodeon to expand fire safety education for kids at NSW.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews on the state’s far north coast have dealt with an unusual hazardous materials (HAZMAT) emergency. Responding to Triple Zero (000) calls around 7.30 yesterday morning, firefighters rushed to South Kingscliff beach to find a 44-gallon... Learn more about the Firefighters deal with unusual Hazmat threat at Kingscliff.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters in Sydney's south have forced their way into a burning unit and dragged a critically injured man to safety. The ferocious blaze broke out just after 11am today in a bedroom on the first floor... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW crews rescue critically injured man from unit engulfed by flames at Rockdale.
Fire and Rescue NSW has hosted a special Chinese Lion dancing ceremony to welcome prosperity and happiness during the service’s 140th year. With the Lunar New Year festivities starting on Saturday 10th March, FRNSW Commissioner, Jeremy Fewtrell, and other firefighters welcomed... Learn more about the Special Chinese Lion dance held at City of Sydney Fire Station to promote happiness and prosperity ahead of Lunar New Year at Sydney.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has held a ceremony at Gunnedah, in the state’s north-west, formally recognising employers who allow workers to step away from their jobs and protect their communities as on-call firefighters. Sixteen primary employers – including the local... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW thanks regional employers for their role in protecting communities at Gunnedah.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is investigating what sparked a major blaze overnight at a therapy business at Maitland, in the state's lower Hunter. More than 30 firefighters from eight fire trucks responded to the emergency in a High Street... Learn more about the Fire Investigators determining cause of therapy business blaze at Maitland.
Fire and Rescue NSW’s coverage in Sydney’s south-west has been boosted with the installation of a new fire truck. Valued at $950,000, the Scania P320 Class 3 Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) Pumper seats up to five firefighters and is Smithfield... Learn more about the $950,000 State-of-the-art fire truck to protect Sydney’s west at Smithfield.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have determined a caravan fire at Soldiers Point, in Port Stephens, was sparked by a faulty gas refrigerator. The mobile home was initially attached to a car, parked on a grass verge on Soldiers Point... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW issues gas safety warning after caravan fire at Soldiers Point.
A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crew has wrangled a venomous snake on the loose in a suburban Sydney backyard. Firefighters at the Menai Fire Station received a distress call about a Red Bellied Black snake wandering in and out of... Learn more about the Firefighters wrangle injured snake in Sydney backyard at Engadine.
Four veteran firefighters have been honoured with prestigious Australian Fire Service Medals (AFSM’s) for their extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to duty, as part of today's Australia Day Awards. The AFSM recognises firefighters who have regularly performed above and beyond expectations... Learn more about the Four firefighters recognised for exemplary leadership, professionalism and public safety expertise in Australia Day honours at New Wales.
A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) team of disaster experts is strategically positioned today, ready to assist the community as Tropical Cyclone Kirrily threatens to strike Far North Queensland. FRNSW has dispatched 23 firefighters to the area as part of a... Learn more about the Fire and Rescue NSW teams in position for anticipated Far North Queensland Cyclone at Far Queensland.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews, extinguishing a house fire today at Singleton, in the Hunter Valley, have been stunned to see a pet dog emerge from the ruins, covered in fire-fighting foam. The blaze broke out just after 6.30 this... Learn more about the Diamond in the rough - firefighters stunned as foam-covered dog trots out of house fire ruins at Singleton .
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