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We responded to 123,639 incidents in 2020-21. The incidents displayed below are note-worthy incidents that have been published as media releases or tweets from 13 Nov 2022 to 19 Nov 2022. Details about incidents may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

Fire and Rescue NSW establishes crucial telecommunications for people of Eugowra | Eugowra

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has established a portable communications cell in the flood-ravaged town of Eugowra to provide telephone and internet access for devastated residents. When the flash flood struck the Central West township earlier this week, it also destroyed the local telecommunications infrastructure, preventing residents from contacting loved ones...
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02:53pm • Nov 18, 2022

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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has established a portable communications cell in the flood-ravaged town of Eugowra to provide telephone and internet access for devastated residents. When the flash flood struck the Central West township earlier this week, it also destroyed the local telecommunications infrastructure, preventing residents from contacting loved ones... Read more about the Fire and Rescue NSW establishes crucial telecommunications for people of Eugowra at Eugowra.
02:53pm • Nov 18, 2022

FRNSW specialists support clean-up efforts in flood-hit communities t | Central West & Riverina

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) continues to assist residents and businesses in the state's flood-hit Central West, with some now able to begin cleaning up as others are forced to wait for water levels to drop. FRNSW Strike Team 'Oscar' and HAZMAT specialists have today been clearing rancid meat from a...
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02:28pm • Nov 18, 2022

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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) continues to assist residents and businesses in the state's flood-hit Central West, with some now able to begin cleaning up as others are forced to wait for water levels to drop. FRNSW Strike Team 'Oscar' and HAZMAT specialists have today been clearing rancid meat from a... Read more about the FRNSW specialists support clean-up efforts in flood-hit communities t at Central West & Riverina.
02:28pm • Nov 18, 2022

Winter Olympian hurtles head-first into new career | Orchard Hills

It’s a world away from speeding head-first on a sled at 130-kilometres an hour along a twisting icy track but rookie firefighter Emma Lincoln-Smith is eagerly embracing her latest challenge. The Winter Olympian is one of 227 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) recruits who have graduated today from the Emergency Services...
Read more about the Winter Olympian hurtles head-first into new career at Orchard Hills.
12:18pm • Nov 18, 2022

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It’s a world away from speeding head-first on a sled at 130-kilometres an hour along a twisting icy track but rookie firefighter Emma Lincoln-Smith is eagerly embracing her latest challenge. The Winter Olympian is one of 227 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) recruits who have graduated today from the Emergency Services... Read more about the Winter Olympian hurtles head-first into new career at Orchard Hills.
12:18pm • Nov 18, 2022

Sydney Swans AFLW star kicking goals with Fire and Rescue NSW | Orchard Hills

Sydney Swans AFLW star, Rebecca Privitelli, today has graduated as a firefighter with Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), fulfilling a long-time goal to serve the community and protect the irreplaceable. The 27-year-old Centre Half Forward is one of 227 new Permanent and On-Call (Retained) firefighters who have qualified to join the...
Read more about the Sydney Swans AFLW star kicking goals with Fire and Rescue NSW at Orchard Hills.
12:08pm • Nov 18, 2022

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Sydney Swans AFLW star, Rebecca Privitelli, today has graduated as a firefighter with Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW), fulfilling a long-time goal to serve the community and protect the irreplaceable. The 27-year-old Centre Half Forward is one of 227 new Permanent and On-Call (Retained) firefighters who have qualified to join the... Read more about the Sydney Swans AFLW star kicking goals with Fire and Rescue NSW at Orchard Hills.
12:08pm • Nov 18, 2022

227 new firefighters set to protect the irreplaceable | Orchard Hills

The media is invited to attend the graduation of 227 new Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters tomorrow during a special ceremony at the Emergency Services Academy in Sydney’s west. The 161 men and 66 women have spent up to 14 weeks completing practical and theoretical training for Permanent and On-Call (Retained)...
Read more about the 227 new firefighters set to protect the irreplaceable at Orchard Hills.
10:08pm • Nov 17, 2022

The media is invited to attend the graduation of 227 new Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters tomorrow during a special ceremony at the Emergency Services Academy in Sydney’s west. The 161 men and 66 women have spent up to 14 weeks completing practical and theoretical training for Permanent and On-Call (Retained)... Read more about the 227 new firefighters set to protect the irreplaceable at Orchard Hills.
10:08pm • Nov 17, 2022

More help on the way to flood zones as FRNSW secures extra resources | Central West & Riverina

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is coordinating the deployment of additional flood teams, including international in-water rescue specialists, as parts of the state's Central West are hit hard by record river rises. A contingent of 18 Singaporean water rescue personnel arrived at Sydney Airport today, where it was welcomed by FRNSW...
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03:03pm • Nov 17, 2022

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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is coordinating the deployment of additional flood teams, including international in-water rescue specialists, as parts of the state's Central West are hit hard by record river rises. A contingent of 18 Singaporean water rescue personnel arrived at Sydney Airport today, where it was welcomed by FRNSW... Read more about the More help on the way to flood zones as FRNSW secures extra resources at Central West & Riverina.
03:03pm • Nov 17, 2022

FRNSW assessment teams capture footage showing extent of flood damage | Central West

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have managed to record the devastation caused by the flash-flooding which has struck the state's Central West over the past 24 hours. Driving through the tiny town of Eugowra as part of their damage assessments, FRNSW crews encountered upturned cars, a toppled ambulance, water-logged and...
Read more about the FRNSW assessment teams capture footage showing extent of flood damage at Central West.
04:19pm • Nov 15, 2022

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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have managed to record the devastation caused by the flash-flooding which has struck the state's Central West over the past 24 hours. Driving through the tiny town of Eugowra as part of their damage assessments, FRNSW crews encountered upturned cars, a toppled ambulance, water-logged and... Read more about the FRNSW assessment teams capture footage showing extent of flood damage at Central West.
04:19pm • Nov 15, 2022

Faulty air conditioner deemed the cause of house fire | Liverpool

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews believe a faulty air conditioner started a fire that destroyed a home yesterday at Liverpool, in Sydney's south-west. Numerous Triple Zero (000) calls were received about smoke issuing from the property in Mayberry Crescent shortly after 4pm. On arrival, crews found a house well alight with...
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04:18pm • Nov 15, 2022

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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews believe a faulty air conditioner started a fire that destroyed a home yesterday at Liverpool, in Sydney's south-west. Numerous Triple Zero (000) calls were received about smoke issuing from the property in Mayberry Crescent shortly after 4pm. On arrival, crews found a house well alight with... Read more about the Faulty air conditioner deemed the cause of house fire at Liverpool.
04:18pm • Nov 15, 2022

Firefighters battle intense plastics blaze | Airds

More than 30 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have battled a large blaze today at a construction site at Airds, in Sydney's south-west. Ten fire trucks were dispatched to the scene in Riverside Drive after the intensely hot blaze broke out just before 4am. Crews took four hours to extinguish the...
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01:38pm • Nov 15, 2022

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More than 30 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have battled a large blaze today at a construction site at Airds, in Sydney's south-west. Ten fire trucks were dispatched to the scene in Riverside Drive after the intensely hot blaze broke out just before 4am. Crews took four hours to extinguish the... Read more about the Firefighters battle intense plastics blaze at Airds.
01:38pm • Nov 15, 2022

Firefighter lowered to rescue man trapped on ledge above Mermaid Pool - Video | Tahmoor

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) specialists have teamed up with NSW Ambulance Special Casualty Access Team (SCAT) paramedics to reach a man, trapped on a ledge by floodwaters today at Tahmoor, south-west of Sydney. The 20-year-old man found himself stranded on rocks above Mermaid Pool, around 3.30pm. He was unable to climb...
Read more about the Firefighter lowered to rescue man trapped on ledge above Mermaid Pool - Video at Tahmoor.
09:15pm • Nov 14, 2022

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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) specialists have teamed up with NSW Ambulance Special Casualty Access Team (SCAT) paramedics to reach a man, trapped on a ledge by floodwaters today at Tahmoor, south-west of Sydney. The 20-year-old man found himself stranded on rocks above Mermaid Pool, around 3.30pm. He was unable to climb... Read more about the Firefighter lowered to rescue man trapped on ledge above Mermaid Pool - Video at Tahmoor.
09:15pm • Nov 14, 2022

FRNSW teams on the way to flood-impacted Eugowra | Central West

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is deploying emergency teams to Eugowra, in the state's Central West, which has been inundated by intense floodwaters, resulting in more than 100 rescues. A specialist in-water rescue team and a strike team leader left FRNSW headquarters in Sydney this afternoon, bound for the tiny township. They...
Read more about the FRNSW teams on the way to flood-impacted Eugowra at Central West.
03:55pm • Nov 14, 2022

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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is deploying emergency teams to Eugowra, in the state's Central West, which has been inundated by intense floodwaters, resulting in more than 100 rescues. A specialist in-water rescue team and a strike team leader left FRNSW headquarters in Sydney this afternoon, bound for the tiny township. They... Read more about the FRNSW teams on the way to flood-impacted Eugowra at Central West.
03:55pm • Nov 14, 2022

Fire and Rescue NSW crews rescuing stranded residents of Molong | Molong

The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crew in the Central West town of Molong has helped rescue trapped residents, stranded in roof-high floodwaters overnight. The Molong team of firefighters rushed into action around midnight, assisting the State Emergency Service and other agencies, door-knocking homes under threat and evacuating residents. The fire crew...
Read more about the Fire and Rescue NSW crews rescuing stranded residents of Molong at Molong.
09:29am • Nov 14, 2022

The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crew in the Central West town of Molong has helped rescue trapped residents, stranded in roof-high floodwaters overnight. The Molong team of firefighters rushed into action around midnight, assisting the State Emergency Service and other agencies, door-knocking homes under threat and evacuating residents. The fire crew... Read more about the Fire and Rescue NSW crews rescuing stranded residents of Molong at Molong.
09:29am • Nov 14, 2022

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