About Us

Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade is a volunteer Emergency Fire Service in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia providing Fire Protection for our Community since 1952...

Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade members volunteer their time as part of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service to assist in protection of the communities the Northen Beaches Local Government Area. 

Incident Callouts

We assist with Bushfire Suppression and Prevention, Vehicle accidents and fires, Structural Fires and other operational incidents and provide Bushfire Education and Awareness to our community.

We respond to a variety of situations and generally respond to about 80-100 operational incidents each year; including Bush/Grass Fires, Structure Fires, Vehicles Accidents, Vehicle Fires, Horse Rescues, Storm Damage, Automatic Fire Alarm Calls mostly within the Ingleside area. We also assist other brigades throughout the state with incidents from flooding to major bush fires. 

In the previous years, our Brigade has responded the following callouts: 

2016: 94 Incident Callouts

2015: 92 Incident Callouts

2014: 88 Incident Callouts

2013 - 93 incident calls.

2012 - 106 Incident Callouts

2011 - 56 Incident Callouts

2010 - 63 Incident Callouts

2009 - 100 Incident Callouts


As a volunteer you initially complete a comprehensive nationally recognised Bush Fire Fighters course which allows you to become a member of our Brigade and attend operational incidents. As with all Rural Fire Brigades, Ingleside members are regularly called out by pager to assist with incidents 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Currently at Ingleside, all fire-fighting members are required to complete one duty day per month (8hrs) and commit to every second training and meeting nights, which occur once per month. Click here to find out more about joining Ingleside Brigade Join us


Assistance for other agencies

Ingleside also assists with other emergency services such as: 

NSW Police Force

Ambulance Service NSW

Fire Rescue NSW

NSW State Emergency Service

Community Education

Ingleside offers assistance for events such as market days, fire awareness week, community displays and community education and regularly participants in community events in a supporting role at: 

Big Swim - Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Pub2Pub Fun Run - Dee Why to Newport

Australia Day Activities - Dee Why Beach

RFS State Championship Attendance

Ingleside volunteers have been invited to participate after winning our Warringah Pittwater district championship and top 3 positions in regional exercises in the RFS State Championship. These involve testing our crew of 6 in a range of scenarios including; Structure Fires, Plane crashes, Navigation, Fuel Tanker fires/leaks, Aiport Fuel Fires, Bushfires, Fire Overrun of RFS Vehicles, First Aid on seriously injured persons and some novelty events. In September, 2014, Ingleside came 3rd overall in the NSW Rural Fire Service - State Fire-fighting Championships held at Pambula, NSW. Our previous results in the Championships we have attended are as follows:

2014 - 3rd  Overall (Pambula)

2008 - 2nd Overall (Tweed Heads)

2004 - 2nd Overall (Queanbeyan)

2002 - 6th  Overall (Penrith)

Views expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the NSW Rural Fire Service. During an emergency, do not rely on information placed on this site, please reference the NSW RFS website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, or call 1800 NSW RFS for emergency information. This site is not monitored 24/7.

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