Media releases

NSW welcomes 214 new firefighters

17th December 2021 Ministerial Media Release
The NSW Government has welcomed 214 new firefighters to its ranks at a graduation ceremony this morning at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Emergency Services Academy at Orchard Hills. The recruits completed...

Firefighters urge community to be fire safe this festive season

17th December 2021 FRNSW Media Release
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is urging residents to be careful when decorating their homes this festive season to ensure the joy of Christmas doesn’t turn into tragedy. FRNSW Commissioner Paul...

Regional NSW now open to live your best camping and caravan life, but be fire safe warns FRNSW

1st November 2021 FRNSW Media Release
As regional travel re-opens today, thousands of families and friends are set to embark on caravan and camping trips right across NSW. With an average of one caravan fire a week, Fire...

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,...