Territory operations

Under the requirements of the Fire and Emergency Act, the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) are responsible for attendance to all types of fires within their gazetted Emergency Response Areas (ERA). With regard to motor vehicle crashes and hazardous material spills the NTFRS is the responding agency for these incidents throughout the NT.

The NTFRS has 25 fire stations throughout the NT with 15 of those fire stations being volunteer fire brigade units. The other 10 fire stations are staffed by either full time firefighters or a mix of full time and auxiliary firefighters.

There are approximately 300 volunteer firefighters located at its 15 volunteer fire stations and a further 180 career firefighters located at the 10 full time fire stations.

The NTFRS has four  24 hour staffed fire stations, three of which are located in Darwin and Palmerston and one is located in Alice Springs.

Operations Darwin Command
Responsible for the effective and efficient management of the three full time fire stations and one part time fire station in the Darwin, Palmerston and adjacent rural area. This section is responsible for ensuring response to all calls to emergency incidents in the Darwin, Palmerston and the adjacent rural area.

Operations Southern Command 
Responsible for the effective and efficient management of the three southern fire stations at Yulara, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. Operations Southern are responsible for ensuring response to all calls to emergency incidents in these locations to hazardous material spills and motor vehicle accidents many kilometres from their fire stations.

Operations Northern Command 
Responsible for the effective and efficient management of the northern region stations manned by auxiliaries, volunteer fire brigades and fire and emergency response groups.