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More than $57M in leading technology to keep firefighters safe, connected and protecting communities

15th October 2021 FRNSW Media Release
Emergency Services Minister David Elliott today joined Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Paul Baxter at the Emergency Services Academy to see first-hand how a $57 million investment in state-of-the-art...

Rescuers honoured during annual FRNSW awards

6th June 2021 FRNSW Media Release
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) today recognised firefighters for going above and beyond the call of duty as part of its annual Honours and Awards ceremony. Minister for Emergency Services, David...

FRNSW Open Day activities to go ahead

14th May 2021 FRNSW Media Release
Fire and Rescue NSW’s Open Day activities in metropolitan Sydney will go ahead as planned, with firefighters set to welcome the community tomorrow (Saturday 15 May). Three major hubs will be held...

Fire and Rescue NSW statement on FBEU’s Open Day ban

13th May 2021 FRNSW Media Release
  Fire and Rescue NSW has strongly condemned the actions of the Fire Brigade Employee Union (FBEU) to stop its popular Open Day community event. FBEU State Secretary Shane Kennedy and the State...

Fire and Rescue NSW welcomes 208 new recruits

30th April 2021 Ministerial Media Release
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has welcomed 208 new firefighters to its ranks of more than 6,800, at a graduation ceremony at the FRNSW Emergency Services Academy in Orchard Hills....

Come and meet your local firefighters on Open Day

29th April 2021 FRNSW Media Release
Come and meet your local firefighters and learn about home fire safety at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day on Saturday, 15 May 2021.   Stations across...

Firefighters work around the clock rescuing hundreds on the coast of New South Wales

21st March 2021 FRNSW Media Release
Hundreds of firefighters from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) have worked around the clock to rescue and assist residents caught up in the treacherous conditions battering the coast of NSW this weekend,...

Christchurch 10th anniversary

22nd February 2021 FRNSW Media Release
FRNSW hosted a private memorial service at the Emergency Services Academy on 22 February to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. A recording of the FRNSW live stream...

Three Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters receive Australia Day honours

26th January 2021 FRNSW Media Release
Three Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have been awarded an Australian Fire Service Medal (ASFM) in today’s Australia Day Honours List. Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said the...

FRNSW Memorial Service

2nd November 2020 FRNSW Media Release
Over the past eight months, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we recognise that Fire and Rescue NSW may not have been able to remember and celebrate the lives of those...