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Firies urge residents to be winter fire safe

10th May 2018
With a cold snap predicted over the next few days, Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is urging residents to take every precaution to avoid a fire in the home. FRNSW Community...

NSW welcomes twelve new firefighters

13th April 2018
Twelve new firefighters were today welcomed into the ranks of Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW), having proven their abilities over several months of intense training. The state’s newest firefighting recruits, who...

Joint Statement - Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Rural Fire Service

21st March 2018
Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons For more than 20 years, NSW has had the benefit of coordinated firefighting arrangements. These arrangements have worked...

Parramatta fire commander named in Australia Day Honours

26th January 2018
A fire officer’s 34-year commitment to protecting communities and leading firefighters at major emergencies across Sydney has been recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours. Inspector Craig Easy of Hornsby has been...

Caringbah firefighter named in Australia Day Honours

26th January 2018
A Caringbah fire officer’s 32-year commitment to improving firefighter health and wellbeing has been recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours. Superintendent Peter Levett has been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal...

Uralla fire captain named in Australia Day Honours

26th January 2018
A fire captain’s 27-year commitment to protecting people and mentoring firefighters in the Uralla area has been recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours. Captain Rodney Hargrave has been awarded the Australian...

Stronger measures required in NSW to reduce the risk of fatalities in home fires

17th January 2018
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) today released the findings of two new research reports to help reduce the number of fatalities in residential fires in NSW. Research was conducted on...

NSW welcomes 24 new firefighters

10th November 2017
Twenty-four new firefighters were today welcomed into Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) at a ceremony at the State Training College in Alexandria. Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant congratulated the recruits...

Firefighters climb for a cure to deadly disease

12th October 2017
Nearly 600 firefighters from across Australia and New Zealand will climb a staggering 1504 steps up the Sydney Tower Eye on Saturday (14 October) to raise funds for Motor Neurone...

Port Macquarie heats up for firefighting championship

18th August 2017
Port Macquarie firefighters will pit their skills against the state’s best when they host the Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Regional Firefighter Championship at Westport Park this weekend.  Retained firefighters from...