Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Sydney ARFF

Station information

Category: 10


Sydney, 8 km south of CBD.


Sydney is the busiest ARFF units in Australia, protecting more than 30 per cent of Australia’s total regular passenger transport aircraft. This unit provides a water rescue service with two boats, a domestic response vehicle (DRV) for fires, rescues, fire alarms and first aid calls, a Morita turn table ladder platform vehicle (TTLP) vehicle for Category 10 operations, and an incident command vehicle (ICV) for communications, command and control of operations . The DRV is provided in addition to the aviation response to assist with maintaining Category. It is staffed by one officer and two fire fighters.


85 staff
1 x superintendent
1 x senior fire commander
3 x emergency vehicle technicians
1 x apprentice emergency vehicle technicians
1 x administration officer

Shift staffing:

Station one (2 x ULFV and DRV)
1 x fire commander
1x station officer
6 x fire fighters

Station two (3 x ULFV and Morita TTLP)
2 x station officer
7 x fire fighters

Office hours: 0700 – 1700