Fire & Rescue NSW

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What we do

Area of service in NSW

Fire & Rescue NSW has 337 fire stations across NSW.

We protect 90% of the State's population from emergencies involving fire, motor vehicle accidents and other dangerous situations.

We protect 100% of of the State's population from hazardous materials emergencies and building collapse.

We provide terrorism consequence management for 100% of the State.

Our stakeholders include the people, the environment and the economy of NSW.

Our purpose

Our 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 NSW.
What is our purpose?

Prevention and community preparedness

Fire & Rescue NSW plays an important role in building safety, both legislatively and as a community service. We also develop and deliver a range of community safety initiatives and prevention programs including, FireEd (Fire Education for Primary Schools), IFAP (Intervention and Fire Awareness Program for juvenile firesetters) and more.
View our prevention and community preparedness programs.

Operational preparedness

Our Fire Investigation and Research Unit (FIRU) provides a range of investigative and research services to both internal and external customers. Our Firefighter Championships showcase the skills and expertise a modern firefighter uses every day, be it attacking a fire or responding to a major emergency.
Learn more about how we keep operationally prepared.

Response and recovery

FRNSW responded to 68,968 fire-related emergency calls in 2015/16, with 22,042 of these being actual fires. FRNSW has the responsibility to protect 90% of the population of NSW and is one of the largest urban fire services in the world.
Learn about the the different types of emergencies we respond to.

Vehicles, equipment and technology

Lots of useful information about our vehicles, equipment and technology including vehicle specifications and information on our accelerant detection canine program.
Vehicles, equipment and technology