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Fire safety advice for when flood clean up begins

2nd April 2017
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is urging people in flood-affected areas to pay particular attention to their fire safety when cleaning up during the flood and when it recedes. FRNSW Acting...

Change your clocks and check your smoke alarm

30th March 2017
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters today urged residents to check their smoke alarms are in good working order when they change their clocks at the end of Daylight Saving...

Calling all young artists to enter the Brigade Kids Champion Competition

13th March 2017
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is calling on all budding young artists across the state to use their creativity and imagination to help promote fire safety, and have the chance...

Fairer funding for fire and emergency services

7th March 2017
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...

Forbes fire captain named in Australia Day Honours

26th January 2017
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) fire officer Captain Brian Clarke’s long and dedicated service in leading emergency response and educating residents...

Northern district senior fire officer named in Aus Day Honours

26th January 2017
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Chief Superintendent Dave Felton’s 30-year dedication to serving and protecting communities across NSW been recognised in...

Lismore fire officer named in Australia Day Honours

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

New FRNSW Commissioner welcomed in Sydney

16th January 2017
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...

Minister announces new Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner

9th January 2017
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 &...

FRNSW set to undertake PFAS environmental investigations at five sites

22nd November 2016
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is set to carry out the next stage of an environmental investigation to identify the extent and levels of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at...