Fire & Rescue NSW's purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, environment and economy of New South Wales. As one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services, we manage fire emergencies in NSW’s major cities and towns. We respond to rescues, hazardous materials incidents and possible terrorism activities across the State. We work with other government agencies to minimise the impact of bushfires, storms, floods, landslides, building collapses, motor vehicle accidents and other emergencies. We also run prevention and preparedness programs to prevent these emergencies and reduce their impact on the community.

Latest news

  • Fairer funding for fire and emergency services
    A fairer system for funding NSW fire and emergency services is one step closer today, with Treasurer Dominic Perrottet to introduce the Fire and Emergency Services Levy Bill. The legislation gives...
    Tuesday 7th March 2017

  • Forbes fire captain named in Australia Day Honours
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fire officer Captain Brian Clarke’s long and dedicated service in leading emergency response and educating residents...
    Thursday 26th January 2017

  • Northern district senior fire officer named in Aus Day Honours
    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Chief Superintendent Dave Felton’s 30-year dedication to serving and protecting communities across NSW been recognised in...
    Thursday 26th January 2017

  • Lismore fire officer named in Australia Day Honours
    A Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fire officer’s dedicated service to protecting Northern Rivers communities has been recognised in today’s Australia...
    Thursday 26th January 2017

  • New FRNSW Commissioner welcomed in Sydney
    Retiring Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins has officially transferred command to new Commissioner Paul Baxter during a special ceremony at City of Sydney Fire Station today. Symbolising the...
    Monday 16th January 2017

  • Minister announces new Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner
    Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott today announced the appointment of Paul Baxter, National Commander and CEO of the New Zealand Fire Service, as the next Commissioner of Fire &...
    Monday 9th January 2017


Emergency contacts

Call Triple Zero (000) to report emergencies

In an emergency call
Triple Zero (000)

Bushfire Information
Call the NSW Rural Fire Service: 1800 679 737 [external link]

Floods and Storms
Call the SES: 132 500 [external link]

What we're doing

Latest updates via Twitter [external link]

  • Mar 27, 2017, 3:29 pm - BELLA VISTA | UPDATE: #Fire in a takeaway chicken shop has been knocked down. Crews checking for fire spread. Approx 150 ppl evac'd.
  • Mar 27, 2017, 3:06 pm - BELLA VISTA | UPDATE: F/fighting ops underway in takeaway food shop on grnd floor of office block. Crews checking rooftop for fire spread.
  • Mar 27, 2017, 2:47 pm - BELLA VISTA | #FRNSW responding to smoke coming from a grnd-floor takeaway food shop, Lexington Dr. Above 5-storey office block evac'd.
  • Mar 27, 2017, 9:18 am - FAIRFIELD | #FRNSW aiding in rescue of injured man at unit block work site, Wrentmore St. Man on lvl 5. Cherry picker truck on scene.
  • Mar 24, 2017, 2:53 pm - There’s still time to enter the #BrigadeKids #Champion #Competition and win some great prizes. Visit… [external link]
  • Mar 24, 2017, 2:35 pm - EASTERN CREEK | #FRNSW working to contain fuel spill after b-double truck & car accident, cnr Old Wallgrove Rd & Wallgrove Rd. Avoid area.
  • Mar 23, 2017, 3:12 pm - RT @BOM_NSW: #SevereThunderstorm #Warning issued for heavy rainfall in the Northern Rivers and Tablelands. See latest …
  • Mar 23, 2017, 2:41 pm - KATOOMBA | #FRNSW at an oil spill, w/bnd #GreatWesternHwy nr Bathurst Rd. Spill approx 200m long. Crews requesting sand for clean-up.
  • Mar 23, 2017, 2:19 pm - GYMEA | UPDATE: Gas has been turned off to the area while repair of ruptured 50mm gas line is underway. #FRNSW has handed over ops.
  • Mar 23, 2017, 1:40 pm - GYMEA | #FRNSW at a ruptured gas line, Manchester Rd. Crews monitoring gas lvls. Some nearby homes to be evac'd. Gas co. on scene.
  • Mar 23, 2017, 10:00 am - #FRNSW assisting @NSWSES with #Storm Recovery work today F/Fighters working in #Blacktown #Mt_Druitt #The_Hills #NSWStorms #SydStorms #SES

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