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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...

Firefighter delivers rescue training to Vanuatu’s Emergency Services

17th August 2017
FRNSW Training Officer James Manuao is one of six NSW emergency services professionals recently deployed to Vanuatu to facilitate the training of local emergency service teams. A NSW Rotary initiative, the...

New fire station officially opens at Gulgong

16th August 2017
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Paul Baxter QSO today officially opened the new Gulgong Fire Station. The $920,000 facility in Medley Street...

Second deployment of Australian firefighters a welcome relief for Canada

10th August 2017
FRNSW Chief Superintendent Terrence Farley is part of a second Australian contingent deployed to Canada last week to assist with its ongoing wildfire crisis. A further 100 specialist firefighters were deployed...

Shellharbour gets new $340,000 Firefighting Truck

28th July 2017
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today joined Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward to hand over a new $340,000 firefighting tanker to the Shellharbour Fire Station. Mr Grant said...