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Multi agency diploma key to NSW emergency services collaboration and innovation

5th March 2019
The first class to complete a Multi-Agency Diploma of Leadership and Management has graduated today during a ceremony at the Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy in Orchard Hills. A...

NSW Caretaker Period has commenced

1st March 2019
The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available...

Footballers and firies team up to boost health and welfare

28th February 2019
Firefighters will have more health and wellbeing services at their fingertips thanks to a new partnership with one of the state’s premier rugby league clubs, Minister for Emergency Services Troy...

Gladesville fire investigator recognised in Australia Day Honours

26th January 2019
A Gladesville firefighter’s 24-year commitment to community safety and investigating the cause and origin of fires has been recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours. ...

Bingara fire captain named in Australia Day Honours

26th January 2019
A fire captain’s 45-year commitment to protecting people and mentoring firefighters in the Bingara area has been recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours. Captain John Gill has been awarded the Australian...

Tamworth fire officer recognised in Australia Day Honours

26th January 2019
A firefighter’s 31-year commitment to community safety and mentoring firefighters in the Tamworth area has been recognised in today’s Australia Day Honours. ...

Firies issue BBQ safety warning for Australia Day

25th January 2019
Australia’s love affair with the barbeque is well known, and it’s no surprise Australia Day, is one of the busiest days of the year for a backyard cook up. It’s also...

Firies urge country music fans to be fire safe during festival

15th January 2019
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is reminding country music fans to take every precaution to avoid a fire while attending the Toyota Country Music Festival in Tamworth. Country music fans will...

Community grilled on BBQ safety as Chrissy sizzlers skyrocket

24th December 2018
As Aussies prepare to pull out their BBQ for another record round of festive season snags, the State’s emergency services are issuing a timely reminder to ensure people use them...

New sprinkler rules will save lives

19th December 2018
All new residential apartment buildings above three storeys built in Australia will now be required to have automatic fire sprinklers installed, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has announced. The inclusion...