L&D Forum in Wagga Wagga - come and meet your librarian

Floods in Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga, 1870Are you attending the Learning and Development Forum 2018 in Wagga Wagga this August, the 24th to the 26th. If so, please come and meet your librarian, Katie, and discuss what your NSW RFS library service can do for you.

Want to impress everyone at the forum (who doesn't!) on your spectacular knowledge on learning and development topics, then glance over the recommended reading bibliography available here. All books are available for loan. Also available is Rachael Robertson's book "Leading on the Edge" who will be presenting during the weekend.

Please email any library queries to rfs.library@rfs.nsw.gov.au 

Image: Floods in Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga, 1870. State Library of Victoria

(published on 25/07/2018)

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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Leadership secrets of the Australian army : learn from the best and inspire your team for great results / by Jans, Nicholas,
Publication:
Crows Nest NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2018. . xvii, 188 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN: 1760631809
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Application instructions for a Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Certificate / NSW Rural Fire Service
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Rosehill, N.S.W. : NSW Rural Fire Service, 2006 . 11 p 24 ISBN: 0958598754
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Why teams don't work : what went wrong and how to make it right / by Robbins, Harvey.
Publication:
London : Texere, 2000. . 255p. ; 20 cm. ISBN: 1587990253
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Bushfire rescue / by D'Ath, Justin,
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. 121 pages ; 20 cm. ISBN: 1935279890

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AF/5 1997 Hydraulics & Pumps - superseded edition / NSW Rural Fire Service
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NSW Rural Fire Service 1997 . 28 pp 22
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A shared responsibility : the report of the Perth Hills Bushfire February 2011 Review. Perth Hills Bushfire February 2011 Review (W.A.) Perth Hills Bushfire 2011 Review 
Publication:
Perth, W.A. : Government of Western Australia, 2011. . 211 pages : 30 cm. ISBN: 0730702480 Visit Online Resource
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Your entry into amateur radio : the foundation licence manual / by Bertrand, Ron, Foundation licence manual 
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. 102 pages : 30 cm. ISBN: 0975834207
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Fire in the heartland / by Iles, Helen,
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. viii, 162 pages ; 23 cm. ISBN: 1876922613
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Grit : the power of passion and perseverance / by Duckworth, Angela,
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Scribner, 2016. . xv, 333 pages : 24 cm. ISBN: 1501111108
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The workforce scorecard : managing human capital to execute strategy / by Huselid, Mark A.,
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Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, c2005. . xx, 278 p. : 24 cm. ISBN: 1591392454 Visit Table of contents
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Cartography : a compendium of design thinking for mapmakers / by Field, Kenneth,
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. xxiii, 549 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 1589485025
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Fighting fire : making firefighting techniques accessible to firefighters and practitioners at all levels / by Walker, Benjamin.
Publication:
Hove, England : Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd, 2017. . 125 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 191102874X

Contact us and opening hours


Our librarian is Katie Vandine.

We are located on the ground floor of the NSW RFS Head Office at 15 Carter Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141.

You can contact us via phone on 02 8741 5455 or via 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.


NSW RFS training manuals


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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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