The library is moving in three weeks! (And so is the NSW Rural Fire Service HQ.) The library’s last day of service will be Tuesday, 6th of November as the removalists will be packing and moving with great love and care the library collection later that week.
The library’s postal address, email and phone number will stay the same. However, our new street address will be 4 Murray Rose Ave, Sydney Olympic Park – a short distance from the current Headquarter at Lidcombe.
The library will be located on Level 3 of the new NSW RFS HQ and all NSW RFS members and members of the public are welcome to visit. The library is expected to reopen on Monday, 19th November.
At present, the new library looks like this and the librarian looks like this…but not to panic! By early November it will be beautiful and a hardhat will no longer be required.
Almost 18 months ago the NSW Rural Fire Service joined forces with the National Library of Australia to digitise the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952. This resulted in all editions of the historical archived collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin being available online and fully searchable.
Unfortunately, there was no coverage of our bulletin in the mid 1970s. This gap no longer exists with the digitisation of the Sitrep Bulletin from 1976 to 1978. During these years the State Emergency Services of New South Wales and the Bush Fire Council of New South Wales produced this joint publication that incorporated both our Bush Fire Bulletin and the SES Bulletin.
Browse the Sitrep publication online using this link or search the Bush Fire Bulletin and Sitrep in Trove by using the search box in the image above and clicking Go. More information on searching can be located on the Bush Fire Bulletin website or contacting your library.
Looking for something light to read over the summer season. Your NSW RFS library, in conjunction with the Health, Safety and Welfare department, provide all members access to our Flipster online magazine collection.
With Flipster you can read the latest issues of our health and fitness magazines in addition to Popular Science and Australian Geographic. Quickly access a magazine in your browser, or use the Flipster app on your mobile device to download a magazine to read later - even when you're offline! Contact the library for home access.