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We responded to 129,553 incidents in 2019-20. Below are just some of the incidents we're responding to.

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The incidents displayed below are note-worthy incidents that have been published as media alerts or tweets from 14 Nov 2021 to 20 Nov 2021. Details about incidents may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

Baby Duck Rescue - Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek

It's been a quacker of a day for our crew at Huntingwood who rescued six ducklings from a stormwater drain in Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek this morning. Responding to an urgent call from a concerned community member who heard the ducklings crying, firefighters flew into action to rescue their new feathered...
Read more about the Baby Duck Rescue at Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek.
10:00am • Nov 19, 2021

It's been a quacker of a day for our crew at Huntingwood who rescued six ducklings from a stormwater drain in Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek this morning. Responding to an urgent call from a concerned community member who heard the ducklings crying, firefighters flew into action to rescue their new feathered... Read more about the Baby Duck Rescue at Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek.
10:00am • Nov 19, 2021

Flipped car during peak hour - Taren Point

In a multi-agency effort, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), NSW Ambulance, and NSW Police extricated a man from a flipped car at Taren Point in the Sutherland Shire during peak-hour traffic this morning. Specialist Rescue crews from Kogarah and Hurstville Fire Stations arrived to find NSW Ambulance stabilising an elderly male...
Read more about the Flipped car during peak hour at Taren Point.
08:57am • Nov 17, 2021

In a multi-agency effort, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), NSW Ambulance, and NSW Police extricated a man from a flipped car at Taren Point in the Sutherland Shire during peak-hour traffic this morning. Specialist Rescue crews from Kogarah and Hurstville Fire Stations arrived to find NSW Ambulance stabilising an elderly male... Read more about the Flipped car during peak hour at Taren Point.
08:57am • Nov 17, 2021

Media Advisory - Factory Fire - Kurri Kurri

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will hold a media conference this morning to provide an update about the fire operation at Kurri Kurri. The large blaze in a local aluminium business broke out around 10 am yesterday and required an initial response of 180 firefighters and 45 fire units. Efforts to...
Read more about the Media Advisory - Factory Fire at Kurri Kurri.
10:00am • Nov 15, 2021

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will hold a media conference this morning to provide an update about the fire operation at Kurri Kurri. The large blaze in a local aluminium business broke out around 10 am yesterday and required an initial response of 180 firefighters and 45 fire units. Efforts to... Read more about the Media Advisory - Factory Fire at Kurri Kurri.
10:00am • Nov 15, 2021

Plant Tower Alight - HAZMAT - KOORAGANG ISLAND

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) was alerted to a chemical storage tower alight at Kooragang Island, Newcastle, on Sunday at approximately 9.00pm. More than 40 firefighters worked to contain the fire in the tower which was filled with carbon dioxide and other chemicals. During the incident, a 200 metre exclusion zone...
Read more about the Plant Tower Alight - HAZMAT at KOORAGANG ISLAND.
08:59pm • Nov 14, 2021

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) was alerted to a chemical storage tower alight at Kooragang Island, Newcastle, on Sunday at approximately 9.00pm. More than 40 firefighters worked to contain the fire in the tower which was filled with carbon dioxide and other chemicals. During the incident, a 200 metre exclusion zone... Read more about the Plant Tower Alight - HAZMAT at KOORAGANG ISLAND.
08:59pm • Nov 14, 2021

Guildford Chicken Shop Alight - Guilford

Just before 11.00 am, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) was called to a fire in a chicken shop on Bolton Street, Guilford. Upon arrival, more than 50 firefighters found the shop well alight, and a number of neighbouring shops under threat. Crews worked for almost two hours to contain and extinguish the...
Read more about the Guildford Chicken Shop Alight at Guilford .
10:43am • Nov 14, 2021

Just before 11.00 am, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) was called to a fire in a chicken shop on Bolton Street, Guilford. Upon arrival, more than 50 firefighters found the shop well alight, and a number of neighbouring shops under threat. Crews worked for almost two hours to contain and extinguish the... Read more about the Guildford Chicken Shop Alight at Guilford .
10:43am • Nov 14, 2021

Massive Factory Fire - Kurri Kurri

------ UPDATE: 18 November 2021 14:46 Hrs ------ At 5:46 pm on 17th November 2021 Fire and Rescue NSW ceased operations at the industrial fire in Mitchell Rd, Kurri Kurri and handed control of the site to the site owner who is continuing to monitor it. Both the EPA and the...
Read more about the Massive Factory Fire at Kurri Kurri.
10:09am • Nov 14, 2021

------ UPDATE: 18 November 2021 14:46 Hrs ------ At 5:46 pm on 17th November 2021 Fire and Rescue NSW ceased operations at the industrial fire in Mitchell Rd, Kurri Kurri and handed control of the site to the site owner who is continuing to monitor it. Both the EPA and the... Read more about the Massive Factory Fire at Kurri Kurri.
10:09am • Nov 14, 2021

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