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Fire and Rescue NSW open day moves online

19th May 2020 FRNSW Media Release
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fire and Rescue NSW will be moving their open day online to protect both our community and our staff. The open day will now...

Fire and Rescue NSW open day moves online to encourage the community to be safe at home this winter

15th May 2020 FRNSW Media Release
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fire and Rescue NSW will be moving their 2020 Open Day online to protect both our community and our staff as we head...

Residents urged to be vigilant about home fire safety

27th March 2020 FRNSW Media Release
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is encouraging residents across the state to be vigilant about home fire safety as people begin to work from their homes in the wake of...

Firies urge residents not to be complacent about fire safety

16th September 2019 FRNSW Media Release
With a cold snap predicted over the next few days, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is urging residents not to be complacent about fire safety in and around the home. FRNSW...

NSW welcomes 15 new firefighters

26th August 2019 FRNSW Media Release
Fifteen new firefighters will take up positions at fire and rescue stations across Sydney after graduating at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Emergency Services Academy at Orchard Hills on...

Firefighters slowly make progress at Lismore recycling centre fire

14th August 2019 FRNSW Media Release
Firefighters are slowly making progress in extinguishing a fire burning in nine large compost piles at a recycling centre in Lismore. Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters are working with Lismore...

Fire and Rescue NSW commits to safety visits across NSW

22nd July 2019 FRNSW Media Release
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) announced its Safety Visits program in Singleton today, with the aim of improving fire safety in 1,000 higher risk homes in the local area and...

Sydney welcomes 16 new fire and rescue firefighters

19th July 2019 FRNSW Media Release
Sixteen new firefighters will take up positions at fire and rescue stations across Sydney after graduating today at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Emergency Services Academy at Orchard Hills. The...

Fire and Rescue NSW launches recruitment campaign

19th July 2019 FRNSW Media Release
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) today launched its 2019 recruitment campaign, encouraging men and women with diverse skills and experience to pursue a career as a firefighter. FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter...

Fire and Rescue NSW urgent plea to community following spate of house fires

26th June 2019 FRNSW Media Release
Following a spate of deadly fires, with five deaths in four days, and 91 fire incidents since the start of winter (1 June 2019), Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is...