The NSW RFS has fire management responsibilities for over 95 percent of the landmass of the State and therefore the Service is spread across the length and breadth of NSW. A total of 45 districts are grouped into seven Area Commands.
The seven Area Commands replace the former four Regions and allow a greater focus on localised decision-making and support, especially for our volunteer firefighters.
Our seven Area Commands are:
- Greater Sydney
- North Western
- South Western
- North Eastern
- South Eastern
In each District NSW RFS staff members assist volunteers and brigades to prepare for and respond to operational incidents.
A Fire Control Centre forms the administrative and operational base of the rural fire district or zone. You can view contact details for Fire Control Centres here.
The coordination and management of local brigade responses to fire and other incidents – including natural disasters, motor vehicle accidents and other civil emergencies – is undertaken through the Fire Control Centre.
Some of our districts are profiled below. You can find your local Brigade and District here.
Our Zone is located within Bland and Temora Local Government areas which are located approximately five hours south west of Sydney.
The Blue Mountains is a unique world heritage area and also one of the most bush fire prone areas in the World.
Mid Lachlan Valley
The Mid Lachlan Valley Team (MLVT) is located in the Central West of NSW and combines the Rural Fire Districts of Forbes, Lachlan, Parkes and Weddin and commenced operations on 1 July 2001.
Mid Murray Zone
The Mid Murray Zone (MMZ) incorporates the local government areas of Murray River, Edward River, and the Murrumbidgee local government area south of Coleambally.
The North West Zone and Bogan district cover the four Shires of Bogan (Nyngan), Coonamble, Walgett and Warren.
Shoalhaven is approximately 4660 km², spanning 160 kilometres of coast between Berry in the north to Durras Lake in the south and extends between 30km and 75km inland to the ranges encompassing extensive tracts of dissected sandstone country.
The Southern Highlands Team area is located in South Western Sydney and extends towards the Southern Highlands with its main towns of Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale.
South West Slopes
The South West Slopes Zone takes in the Local Government Areas of Cootamundra, Harden, Young and Boorowa.
The Northern Beaches District has approximately 1,200 volunteers that provide service to the community through effective Operations, Risk Management, Community Safety, Education and Learning and Development activities.
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