New in our eMagazine collection - Men's Health (US) and Women's Health (US) now available!

 

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 magazines such as PCWorld, Wild, Popular Science, AWW Food 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 home access.

 

(published on 18/11/2020)

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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The science of bushfire risk management / by O'Bryan, Denis.
Publication:
Melbourne : Red Eagle Bushfire Protection Services, 2006. . 158 p. : 22 cm. ISBN: 0959207236
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NAV Navigation 2014 workbook - current edition / NSW Rural Fire Service
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Lidcombe, N.S.W. : NSW Rural Fire Service, 2014 . 44 p 22 ISBN: 0975061119
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The user's guide to the Australian coast : a practical guide to our currents, tides, waves, winds and weather for everyone who sails, fishes, hang-glides, surfs -- or just sits on the beach / by Laughlin, G. P. Australian coast 
Publication:
Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : New Holland, 1997. . ix, 213 p. : 30 cm. ISBN: 0730105156
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The ways of the bushwalker : on foot in Australia / by Harper, Melissa,
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. xix, 362 pages : 24 cm. ISBN: 1742236677
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Steel my soldiers' hearts : the hopeless to hardcore transformation of 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, United States Army, Vietnam / by Hackworth, David H.
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New York : Simon &Schuster, 2003 . . xiv, 444 p. : 24 cm. ISBN: 0743246136
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From snow to ash : solitude, soul-searching and survival on Australia's toughest hiking trail / by Sharwood, Anthony,
Publication:
AUS : Hachette Australia, 2020. . 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : 24 cm. ISBN: 0733645283
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When the smoke clears : surviving the Australian bushfires / by Guinery, Chrissy,
Publication:
. 195 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : 23 cm. ISBN: 0648793427
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Bushfires in Australia / by Lesley John,
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. 32 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 1922322466
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Born to be mild : adventures for the anxious / by Temple, Rob
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. 295 pages ; 24 cm ISBN: 0751574740
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NFPA 921 : guide for fire and explosion investigations : 2021 edition. National Fire Protection Association
Publication:
Quincy, MA : National Fire Protection Association, 2020. . 449 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm. 24 ISBN: 1455916021
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Wildland fire fighter : principles and practices / by Lowe, Joseph D.,
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. pages cm. | 1 online resource (944 p.) 24 ISBN: 1284042111 Visit Online Resource
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Network security essentials : applications and standards / by Stallings, William,
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. xvi, 445 pages : 24 cm. ISBN: 013452733X

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SWR (Safe Working on Roofs) Workbook (2014) - current / NSW Rural Fire Service
Publication:
Granville NSW : NSW Rural Fire Service, 2014 . 57 p 23 Visit Online Resource

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Cat 1 Tanker : appliance operating manual (2003 to 2007 models) / NSW Rural Fire Service
Publication:
Granville: NSW NSW Rural Fire Service 2008 . 37p. 26

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WFB : Wildfire Behaviour (2014) Manual - current edition/ NSW Rural Fire Service Wildfire behaviour manual 2014 
Publication:
Lidcombe, N.S.W. : NSW Rural Fire Service, 2015. . 95 p. 25 Visit Online Resource

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From March 2020, the Library is closed temporarily to visitors to try to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus within the community.

During this time, the library service is available (Monday to Friday - closed weekends and public holidays) for members requesting journal articles and loans which will be emailed/posted as required.

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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