It is just one week - eBooks and Audiobooks are undergoing maintenance

Our eBook and audiobook collections are requiring some love and attention (a platform upgrade) which will be happening during the week 5 - 13 May, 2021. During this time our readers will still be able to read eBooks online and download chapters, plus read previously downloaded eBooks and audiobooks. Unfortunately during this time, readers won’t be able to download any eBooks or borrow any audiobooks.

Our library’s hardcopy collection is never offline though and whilst Australia Post takes a little longer than the internet, books can be mailed directly to your nominated address.

A reminder of how not to treat your library books...St Dominic and the Albigenses c. 1495. A painting by Pedro Berruguete depicting Dominic, founder of the Inquisition, checking books for heresy with a trial by fire.

(published on 29/04/2021)

AS 3959:2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas is available free (in PDF Personal use format)

AS 3959 cover This standard specifies requirements for the construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas in order to improve their resistance to bushfire attack from burning embers, radiant heat, flame contact and combinations of the three attack forms.

It is available free online in PDF Personal use format until June 2021.

Use this SAI Global link. Select PDF 1 User – the cost is marked as Free. Add to cart and check out as a guest. The PDF link will be sent to your email.

(published on 23/09/2020)

Browse our Bush Fire Bulletin online through Trove

 

The NSW Rural Fire Service, with the National Library of Australia, has digitised the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952. The digitised collection also includes the Sitrep bulletin (a joint publication that incorporated both our Bush Fire Bulletin and the SES Bulletin) from 1976 to 1978.

This historical archived collection is available online in Trove.

Browse the collection.

Bush Fire Bulletin (1952 – 1975)

Sitrep (1976 – 1978)

Bush Fire Bulletin (1978 – 2017)

Search the collection.

If you are looking for articles on a particular topic, e.g. the town of Merriwa, you can easily search the whole Bulletin collection in Trove.

Open the Trove search box using this link. The search box is pre-filled with the Bulletin catalogue items. There are over 6000 articles.

In the search box (after the Bulletin Catalogue items), type in AND followed by your keyword(s) e.g. AND Merriwa

Click on the search icon. The resulting articles will be listed. Please contact the library if you need any assistance.

(published on 08/07/2020)
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Disasters and history : the vulnerability and resilience of past societies / Vulnerability and resilience of past societies 
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. pages cm. 19 ISBN: 1108477178
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Tools of the trade : firefighting tools and their use / by Fritz, Richard A.,
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. xvi, 269 pages ; 28 cm. ISBN: 1593703724
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Caught in the crossfire : an Australian peacekeeper beyond the front-line / by Jewell, Matina. Caught in the crossfire : an Australian peacekeeper beyond the front line 
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Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011. . x, 288 p., [8] p. of plates : 24 cm. ISBN: 1742375677
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Young digger / by Hill, Anthony,
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Camberwell, Vic. ; Penguin, 2002. . 283 pages, [12] pages of plates : 20 cm. ISBN: 0141000627
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Angry weather : heat waves, floods, storms, and the new science of climate change / by Otto, Friederike,
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. xv, 243 pages ; 23 cm. ISBN: 1771646144

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PUAFIR201 Assist with prescribed burning / AFAC Limited Assist With Prescribed Burning Learner Resource / 
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East Melbourne, Vic. : Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited 2021. . 154 p. 24
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Safer gardens : plant flammability & planning for fire / by Corbett, Lesley, Plant flammability and planning for fire 
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. viii, 425 pages : 23 cm. ISBN: 1922454605
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The importance of wetlands in water resource management : a literature review / by Brady, Anne.
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[Sydney] : Dept. of Land & Water Conservation, 1996. . 48 p. : 30 cm. ISBN: 0731023544
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Change : how to make big things happen / by Centola, Damon,
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. viii, 343 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 0316457337
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Summertime : reflections on a vanishing future / by Celermajer, Danielle,
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. 197 pages ; 21 cm. ISBN: 1760899038
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A short guide to operational risk / by Tattam, David.
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Burlington, Vt. : Gower Pub., c2011. . xxii, 232 p. : 22 cm. ISBN: 0566091836

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Simple prescribed burns : PUAFIR406 Develop simple prescribed burn plans, PUAFIR402 Conduct simple prescribed burns / AFAC Limited PUAFIR402/406 Simple prescribed burns / 
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East Melbourne, Vic. : Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited 2021 . 238 p. 24

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Complex prescribed burns : PUAFIR515 Develop complex prescribed burn plans, PUAFIR506 Conduct complex prescribed burns / AFAC Limited PUAFIR506/515 Complex prescribed burns learner resource / 
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East Melbourne, Vic. : Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited 2021 . 296 p. 24

Opening times


The library is open to NSW RFS members Monday to Friday - closed weekends and public holidays. Upon request, the Library may also receive researchers and students who wish to visit the library. If you wish to visit please make an appointment with the librarian.

Books, DVDs and journal articles are delivered by post/email to NSW RFS members who are unable to visit the library in person.

Location


Our librarian is Katie Vandine.

The library is located on the third floor of the NSW RFS Head Office at 4 Murray Rose Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW.

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. Please return books to this address.


NSW RFS training manuals


Use the search box below to locate hardcopy editions of NSW RFS training manuals and workbooks that are available for loan from your Library. Manuals and workbooks are available for a month’s loan.


 

Looking for something light to read. 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 other titles such as PCWorld, Wild, Popular Science and National 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 password and instructions.


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