For journalists

These resources are intended for journalists and contain detailed information specific for communicating incident and public safety information to the public of New South Wales, Australia.

These resources are intended for journalists and contain detailed information specific for communicating incident and public safety information to the public of New South Wales, Australia.

Use the following links to access information about the areas you’re interested in. For more info, contact media@fire.nsw.gov.au

Current safety campaign

This winter we have seen a concerning increase in fire fatalities in the home. 10 people have died and of the 400 homes damaged by fire this winter, almost 50% did not have a working smoke alarm.

Winter is a critical time for fire prevention and education due to the spike in home fires, fire-related fatalities and injuries. During winter Fire and Rescue NSW attends more than 1000 home fires – this is roughly one-third of reported home fires annually. Winter also makes up half of all reported fire-related injuries, with around 200 injuries. We want to reduce these numbers to zero. (Data is based on a five-year average)

Winter fire safety (community landing page)

Winter related incidents

Engagement resources

Latest news and updates

Latest news and updates
All of our latest news, updates, media alerts, Twitter posts and media releases are published to Latest news and updates. This is the friendly view.

Latest news and updates raw view
This page displays all of the above minus Twitter posts. It is the "raw view" and contains the orginal photos and a little more information. 

We also post the same news and updates to our Twitter account available at https://twitter.com/FRNSW

General Media Enquiries

  • Phone: (02) 9265 2907
  • International: +61 2 9265 2907

Operational (Incident) Media Enquiries

  • Phone: 0418 181 000
  • International: +61 418 181 000

Media notifications

We send notifications of our media releases and incident details to media organisations upon request. Contact us to request a subscription.

Other resources

Media releases

Glossary of common firefighting terms

Fire safety campaign resources

Daily Operational Statistics (last 14 days)

This chart provides data on the total number of primary incidents attended by FRNSW. This data is updated daily