Fire

NSW State Emergency Service volunteers support fire and bushfire efforts across the state.

The NSW SES main responsibilities are flood, storm and tsunami emergencies. NSW SES also provides the majority of general rescue effort in the rural parts of the state.

This includes:

  • Road accident rescue
  • Vertical rescue
  • Bush search and rescue
  • Evidence searches (both metropolitan and rural) and other forms of specialist rescue that may be required due to local threats.

NSW SES also assists other emergency services when they are performing major operations.

These services include the:

NSW Police Force NSW Rural Fire Service Fire and Rescue NSW and the Ambulance Service of NSW

Bushfire Information

During bushfires it is important to monitor conditions and keep up to date with the latest emergency information.

Fires Near Me website
Information and warnings about bush fires and other incidents attended by the NSW RFS
Fires Near Me page

BushFire Information Line
1800 679 737
or visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

Fires Near Me NSW smartphone app
A mobile application from the NSW RFS on iOS and Android to help you stay up to date on bush fires in your area

NSW RFS on social media
Information about NSW RFS incidents, events and activities:

LiveTraffic
Information and live maps for the latest road information.
LiveTraffic or 132 701

Power Outages
Contact your energy provider.

Local Land Services
1800 814 647

Disaster Assistance
1800 018 444

Emergency Fire Contacts

In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)

Call triple zero in an emergency


For help in flood or storms call NSW SES on 132 500. If life threatening call triple zero (000).

When to call the NSW SES 


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