Fire & Rescue NSW's purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, environment and economy of New South Wales. As one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services, we manage fire emergencies in NSW’s major cities and towns. We respond to rescues, hazardous materials incidents and possible terrorism activities across the State. We work with other government agencies to minimise the impact of bushfires, storms, floods, landslides, building collapses, motor vehicle accidents and other emergencies. We also run prevention and preparedness programs to prevent these emergencies and reduce their impact on the community.

Bush and grass fire information

For information regarding fire bans and other fire restrictions contact the NSW Rural Fire Service on 1800 679 737 or visit [external link]

Stay up to date with the latest information about bush fires by checking the NSW Rural Fire Service website [external link], listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Plan and Prepare

Latest news

  • Australia Day medal for NSW fire investigator
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Station Officer Phillip Etienne has spent the past 25 years providing fire and emergency protection to the people of NSW and today he was named...
    Monday 26th January 2015

  • Australia Day medal for NSW fire officer
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Station Officer Clayton Allison has spent the past 33 years providing fire and emergency protection to the people of NSW and today he was named...
    Monday 26th January 2015

  • Local fire captain named in Australia Day Honours
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fire officer Andre Van Hoeck’s long and dedicated service as a firefighter has been recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours. A firefighter for 35 years...
    Monday 26th January 2015

  • Firefighters welcome country music festival goers
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters from Tamworth are gearing up for a busy country music festival with up to 50,000 visitors in town. FRNSW Firefighter Dan Murphy, also a well-known...
    Friday 16th January 2015

  • Fire & Rescue NSW stronger than ever
    Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres has today announced an additional 40 firefighters to strengthen Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW). The 40 new firefighters will be stationed at key...
    Monday 24th November 2014

  • Major upgrade for Albion Park Fire Station
    Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres, Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Fire & Rescue NSW Acting Commissioner Jim Hamilton today celebrated the completion of the new $2.5...
    Monday 24th November 2014


Emergency contacts

Call Triple Zero (000) to report emergencies

In an emergency call
Triple Zero (000)

Bushfire Information
Call the NSW Rural Fire Service: 1800 679 737 [external link]

Floods and Storms
Call the SES: 132 500 [external link]

What we're doing

Latest updates via Twitter [external link]

  • Mar 4, 2015, 8:36 am - LIVE | from Martin Pl. Firies raising money for the @Fire400in4 charity ride | | @cityofsydney [external link]
  • Mar 4, 2015, 6:08 am - SYDNEY | join #FRNSW firefighters in Martin Pl. from 8AM as they raise money for The Children's Hosp. Burns Unit. [external link]
  • Mar 3, 2015, 3:22 pm - FRAZER PARK, nr WYONG | #FRNSW & em. services working to rescue an injured male who's fallen off a cliff into water at Snapper Point Rd.
  • Mar 3, 2015, 1:37 pm - Do you work in the #Sydney CBD? This event is well worth a visit to give your support | @Fire400in4 @cityofsydney [external link]
  • Mar 3, 2015, 1:14 pm - WATERLOO update | #FRNSW FFs have gained entry to a unit on lvl-8, the #fire is contained to the unit of origin. Fire ops. cont.
  • Mar 3, 2015, 1:11 pm - HOLSWORTHY | #FRNSW on scene at a 2 vehicle accident on Cambridge Ave. Crews rescuing 2 trapped ppl.
  • Mar 3, 2015, 1:07 pm - WATERLOO | #FRNSW on scene at a unit #fire George St. Additional crews responding. Fire ops. underway on the 8th floor.
  • Mar 3, 2015, 12:59 pm - MERRYLANDS UPDATE | F/fighters's quick work has contained fire in the 2-storey home. 2 evac's being assessed by @NSWAmbulance.
  • Mar 3, 2015, 12:43 pm - MERRYLANDS | #FRNSW crews at a laundry #fire in a large house. F/fighting ops under way.
  • Mar 3, 2015, 11:20 am - Congratulations to the latest class of recruits who became #FRNSW f/fighters today. [external link]
  • Mar 3, 2015, 6:22 am - GLEBE 2:40am | unit #fire. 10ppl evac'd, unit on 2nd lvl of a 3 lvl block well alight when crews arrived. FFs stopped fire spreading.
  • Mar 2, 2015, 11:11 pm - FIVE DOCK update | 100ppl evac'd after fire in 2nd level unit. Smoke being cleared by #FRNSW, #fire ext'd. 2ppl to hospital.

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