About the NSW Rural Fire Service
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world's largest volunteer fire service. Our members provide fire and emergency services to approximately 95 percent of NSW. NSW RFS members attend a range of incidents and activities:
Bush and grass fires
House and structure fires
Search and rescue
Motor vehicle accidents
Bush fire mitigation.
The responsibilities of the NSW RFS are set out under the Rural Fires Act 1997.
Our vision and mission
To provide a world standard of excellence in the provision of a community-based fire and emergency service. To protect the community and our environment we will minimise the impact of fire and other emergencies by providing the highest standards of training, community education, prevention and operational capability.
Adaptability and resourcefulness
One team, many players, one purpose
Integrity and trust
Support, friendship, camaraderie
Community and environment
Knowledge and learning.