Media releases

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...

Firies urge residents to be fire safe during cooler months

21st June 2019 FRNSW Media Release
With a cold snap over the next few days, Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is urging residents to take every precaution to avoid a fire in the home. FRNSW Community Safety...

Fire and Rescue NSW translates research into better mental health for workers

12th June 2019 FRNSW Media Release
Fire and Rescue NSW is taking a leading role in protecting the mental health of its workforce, with today’s (12/06/2019) rollout of the e-learning program RAW Mind Coach. The new...

Northern Beaches firefighter recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

10th June 2019 FRNSW Media Release
A Northern Beaches firefighter’s commitment to community safety and supporting the careers of women firefighters has been recognised in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Station Officer Bronnie Mackintosh of Cromer has been...

Casula firefighter recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

10th June 2019 FRNSW Media Release
A Casula fire officer’s 34-year commitment to protecting people and supporting the careers of indigenous firefighters has been recognised in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Chief Superintendent Phil Lindsay has been awarded...

Uralla firefighter recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

10th June 2019 FRNSW Media Release
A Deputy Fire Captain’s commitment to protecting people and mentoring firefighters in the Uralla area has been recognised in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Deputy Captain Kerri Wallace has been awarded the...

Denman fire captain recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

10th June 2019 FRNSW Media Release
A fire captain’s 23-year commitment to protecting people and mentoring firefighters in the Denman area has been recognised in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Captain Gavin Bray has been awarded the Australian...