Your library is moving (and so is NSW RFS HQ)

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. 

 

Librarian visiting new site Library desk podsLibrary shelving

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.

(published on 18/10/2018)

Sitrep - our Bulletin during the 1970s now online

 

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.

(published on 11/02/2018)

eMagazines for NSW RFS Members

 

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.

 

(published on 11/12/2017)
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Conserving biodiversity : threats and solutions / by Bradstock, R. A.
Publication:
Chipping Norton, NSW : Surrey Beatty & Sons in association with NSW Parks and Wildlife Service, 1995. . vi, 428 p. : 31 cm. ISBN: 0949324590
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Casualty care for fire and rescue / by Todd, Simon
Publication:
Bridgwater, United Kingdom : Class Professional Publishing, 2018. . xvii, 371 p. : 25 cm. ISBN: 1859596576
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Your entry into amateur radio : the foundation licence manual / by Bertrand, Ron, Foundation licence manual 
Publication:
. 102 pages : 30 cm. ISBN: 0975834207
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Report on the meteorological aspects of the Ash Wednesday fires - 16 February 1983 / Australia
Publication:
Canberra : Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1985. . vi, 143 p. : 25 cm. ISBN: 0644005777
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Before you light that fire /
Publication:
Rosehill, N.S.W. : NSW Rural Fire Service, 2003. . 8 p. 23 ISBN: 0958598797 Visit Online Resource
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Lost connections : uncovering the real causes of depression-- and the unexpected solutions / by Hari, Johann, Uncovering the real causes of depression--the unexpected solutions 
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New York : Bloomsbury Circus, 2018. . 321 pages ; 25 cm. ISBN: 1408878690
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Terra Flamma : wildfires at night / by Palley, Stuart
Publication:
[S.l.] : SCHIFFER PUBLISHING, 2018 . 144 p ; chiefly illustrations in colour 24 ISBN: 0764355732
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Read me first / by Stephenson, Lisa, Read me first : before you write the next chapter in the story of you 
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. xii, 197 pages ; 21 cm. ISBN: 0648238768
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Structural firefighting : strategy and tactics / by Kleane, Bernard J.
Publication:
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2008. . xvii, 379 p. : 26 cm. ISBN: 0763751685 Visit Table of contents only
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The secrets of resilient leadership : when failure is not an option : six essential skills for leading through adversity / by Everly, George S.,
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New York : DiaMedica Publishing, c2010. . xvi, 152 p. ; 23 cm. ISBN: 0979356490
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The illustrated Burra Charter : good practice for heritage places / by Walker, Meredith.
Publication:
Burwood, Vic. : Australia ICOMOS, 2004. . [116] p. : 30 cm. ISBN: 0957852827
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Military doctrine : a reference handbook / by Chapman, Bert.
Publication:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2009. . 197 p. ; 25 cm. ISBN: 031335233X

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AF/5 1997 Hydraulics & Pumps - superseded edition / NSW Rural Fire Service
Publication:
NSW Rural Fire Service 1997 . 28 pp 22

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AF/4 1997 Map Reading - superseded edition / NSW Rural Fire Service
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NSW Rural Fire Service 1997 . 24 pp 23

Contact us and opening hours


Our librarian is Katie Vandine.

The library is located on the ground floor of the NSW RFS Head Office at 15 Carter Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141.

The library is moving...from the 10th of November 2018 the library will be located on the third floor of the NSW RFS Head Office at 4 Murray Rose Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127.

You can contact the library via phone on 02 8741 5455 or email at rfs.library@rfs.nsw.gov.au

Our postal address is Locked Bag 17, Granville NSW 2142. This address can be used for returning books.

The library is open 9:00am to 4:00pm. Monday – Friday. Closed weekends and public holidays.

If you are visiting, please contact the Library to check opening times.


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Search the Bush Fire Bulletin online





Search the complete collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin and the Bush Fire Council’s Sitrep Bulletin (published 1976-1978) 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.

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