Fire and Rescue NSW works with multicultural communities


Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is continuing to work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities to deliver key home fire safety messages as the weather warms up.

FRNSW attended the Canterbury-Bankstown Safety Expo on Saturday, with firefighters from Arabic, Greek and Vietnamese backgrounds spending time with locals to discuss fire safety in their native language.

More than 27 per cent of NSW residents were born overseas, and one in three households speaks a language other than English.

Engaging CALD communities through education initiatives is an important way FRNSW is preparing residents for any emergency, helping overcome knowledge and awareness barriers that might put these communities at risk of home fires.

While fires are more likely to occur during winter, the risk remains year-round with working smoke alarms and cooking safety perennial concerns for firefighters. 

As the weather warms up, residents living near bush and grass land are urged to be aware of the fire risk in their area and to heed the advice and warnings of authorities.

Barbecue use is more popular during warmer months, but it carries a heightened risk on hot days and residents are urged to observe limitations on barbecue use during total fire ban days.

Translated fire safety fact sheets and videos are available in several languages on the Fire and Rescue NSW website at, where you can also book in a free home safety visit from your local station.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Aphrodite and Cyprus: AHEPA NSW hold first ever school holidays event

AHEPA NSW held its first ever School Holiday event held on Thursday, July 18 at its premises in Rockdale, Sydney.

Greek minister threatens to strike Ankara ‘one night’

Greek Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis made statements on Monday that overshadowed efforts to improve relations between Greece and Turkey.

Kostas Antetokounmpo ruled out of 2024 Paris Olympics

The Greece national team will compete in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games without Kostas Antetokounmpo after he suffered a knee injury.

Cypriot community in SA commemorate 50 years since Cyprus invasion

The Cypriot community in South Australia commemorated 50 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus over the weekend.

Hundreds attend Sydney vigil in honour of the late Kytherian leader Emmanuel Alfieris

More than 300 people turned up to Rudd Park in Belfield, Sydney on Sunday, July 21 to pay their respects to Emmanuel Alfieris.

You May Also Like

Ambassador of Australia in Greece attends symbolic tree planting ceremony

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou of the Republic of Greece led a tree-planting event in the National Forest of Parnitha.

City Gym owner Billy Kokkinis in ‘complete shock’ at COVID-19 outbreak

NSW Health confirmed Wednesday that 15 people who had been at City Gym in Darlinghurst tested positive for COVID-19.

The emergence of Sydney’s Greek Market in the 1920’s – via Πανελλήνιος Κυρίκας

Although this is an early stage of the Greek community’s development, the increasing numbers of Greeks settling in Sydney is reflected in the need to satisfy social and spiritual needs