Open Data

This web page has been established by Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) in keeping with the NSW Government Policy on Open Data [external link], which states: 

The objectives of this policy are to assist NSW Government agencies to:

  • release data for use by the community, research, business and industry
  • embed open data into business-as-usual
  • use data to inform the design of policy, programs and procurement
  • advance citizen engagement with government
  • support the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act [external link]) and promote compliance with its requirements.

Datasets will be added to this page and updated for public access and use, enhancing the range of outputs published in FRNSW official reporting. Official reporting for FRNSW will continue to occur through the Fire and Rescue NSW Annual Report and The Report on Government Services [external link].

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. The RoGS is progressively released between January and February each year. The Emergency services for fire events chapter reports performance information for emergency services for fire events.

Data tables

Daily Operational Statistics

The table in this section provide data on the total number of primary incidents attended by FRNSW. This data is updated daily and can be access via a downloadable CSV or via XML.

Access the Daily Operational Statistics here.

Incident data

Tables in this section provide data on the number of primary incidents attended to by station and Local Government Area. The section also includes tables on the number of total turnouts and community safety activities delivered by station.

Data reported in the downloadable data tables below are the most accurate available at the time of publication. Historical data may have been updated since the last publication of these tables in the Fire and Rescue NSW Annual Report.

FRNSW Incident Data Tables (XLSX) - 2017/08-2020/21

Please refer to Definition of Terms for Open Data for explanations of terms and statistics cited in data tables.

Fire Station locations

A GeoRSS file of all Fire and Rescue NSW Fire Station locations. GeoRSS is a simple XML-based file format used for adding location information to data items.

https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/feeds/stations-georss.php

Requests for data

Under the Intergovernmental Agreement on data sharing between Commonwealth and State and Territory governments [external link], FRNSW is committed to share public sector data that is not published, with other Federal and State and Territory governments, according to the terms of the Agreement. Government representatives can email Office Of The Commissioner OOTC@fire.nsw.gov.au to make a request for data.

Provisions applying to requests for information made under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) are explained on our Public access to information page.