News and media

General news

Find out what's happening in the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Media releases

Read the latest media releases issued by the NSW RFS.

Ministerial media releases

Read the latest ministerial media releases covering NSW RFS topics.

Information for the media

The media is an important part of the firefighting effort, helping us deliver information and warnings to the community. We deliver bush fire safety training to media personnel.

Stay up to date

From our website to social media and our Fires Near Me smartphone application, there's a range of ways to stay up to date on fires and what's happening with the NSW RFS.

Film and photo requests

We regularly take part in filming and photography projects such as feature movies and television programs. We also provide fire protection for many of these projects.


Details on the annual public awareness campaign conducted by the NSW RFS, which aims to improve community preparedness.

Have your say

Any plans or documents that are out for public consultation can be found here.

PFAS environmental investigations

This site provides information on the current investigation (by NSW RFS, Environment Protection Authority and local councils) and what you can do if you use or live near a site where these chemicals have been identified.


This page provides information for NSW RFS staff and volunteers on current COVID-19 restrictions and resources.

Volunteers Memorial 2022

The annual NSW Emergency Service Volunteers Memorial Service is held in Sydney. The memorial records the names of volunteers from the NSW Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, VRA Rescue NSW, Marine Rescue and the predecessor organisations.

St Florian's Day 2022

Tuesday 4 May 2022 is St Florian's Day, a very special day for those in the firefighting family. It is a day where we come together to recognise our volunteers and staff who have gone above and beyond.

Fire Danger Ratings have changed

The way bush fire danger ratings are determined and displayed has changed. Through the latest science and modelling, the new fire danger ratings will be more accurate and relevant to where you live.