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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...

New Fire and Rescue recruits join the ranks as summer starts

1st December 2018
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has welcomed 16 new firefighters into their ranks this week in a graduation ceremony that marked the end of an era for the agency, Minister...

Firefighter recruitment campaign seeks diverse skills and experience

2nd November 2018
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) today launched its new recruitment campaign encouraging men and women with diverse skills and experience to pursue a career as a firefighter. Minister for Emergency Services...

New training props to help regional firies hone lifesaving skills

10th October 2018
Regional firefighters will have greater access to training facilities thanks to a new network of purpose-built props at Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) stations.  Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant officially...

Girls Fire and Emergency Camp

5th October 2018
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is teaming up with its emergency services counterparts and not-for-profit organisation, Girls on Fire, to host the inaugural Girls Fire and Emergency Services Camp. The event,...

Firefighting detection dog ‘Gandalf’ hits the beat to help bust bugs

15th September 2018
Firefighting detection dog in-training ‘Gandalf’ will soon hit the beat as part of Fire and Rescue NSW’s (FRNSW) battle to bust firebugs across the State. Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant...