What we do

Area of service in NSW

Fire and Rescue NSW has 334 fire stations across NSW.

We protect 90% of the State's population from emergencies involving fire, motor vehicle accidents and other dangerous situations.

We protect 100% of of the State's population from hazardous materials emergencies and building collapse.

We provide terrorism consequence management for 100% of the State.

Our stakeholders include the people, the environment and the economy of NSW.

Prevention and community preparedness

Fire and Rescue NSW plays an important role in building safety, both legislatively and as a community service. We also develop and deliver a range of community safety initiatives and prevention programs including, FireEd (Fire Education for Primary Schools), Youth Fire Intervention Program (for juvenile firesetters) and more.
View our prevention and community preparedness programs.

Response capabilities and recovery

FRNSW responded to 123,711 emergencies in 2016/17, with 21,784 of these being actual fires. FRNSW has the responsibility to protect 90% of the population of NSW and is one of the largest urban fire services in the world.
Learn about the the different types of emergencies we respond to.

Vehicles, equipment and technology

Lots of useful information about our vehicles, equipment and technology including vehicle specifications and information on our accelerant detection canine program.
Vehicles, equipment and technology