Library opening hours during July 2018

The NSW RFS library will be closed from the 4th of July, Wednesday to the 18th of July, Wednesday as the librarian will be away. The library will reopen 19th July, Thursday. NSW RFS Members may still use the library but please contact NSW RFS HQ reception beforehand. Correspondence to the library will be answered once the library reopens. I will be staffing the NSW RFS L&D and Library Stand at the 2018 RFSA Conference 6-8 July at Rosehill Gardens so please pop in to say hello if you are there.

(published on 02/07/2018)

Sampson Flat Bushfire January 2015 History Book


In January 2015, a number of NSW RFS members were deployed to the Sampson Flat fire in South Australia. A book is now being compiled that has been endorsed by the SA CFS Hermitage Brigade, recording personal experiences through the devastation, and documenting the experiences and lessons learnt from those involved with the incident. The Brigade will benefit from all book sales to help with upgrading current facilities. Members who would like to participate in the publication, please contact Jan Verrall at jandlverrall@gmail.com

Please note that the cut-off date for submissions will be 30th June 2018. For further details, the letter sent from the authors to CFS members is linked here.

(published on 21/03/2018)

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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Upper Bungle Creek Volunteer Bushfire Brigade / by Strong, Merv.
Publication:
Sydney : ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1997. . 159 p. : 20 cm. ISBN: 0733305407
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The mind of the leader : how to lead yourself, your people, and your organization for extraordinary results / by Hougaard, Rasmus,
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. viii, 238 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 1633693422
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Harvard Business Review manager's handbook : the 17 skills leaders need to stand out. The seventeen skills leaders need to stand out. Manager's handbook. 
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Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017] . viii, 341 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 1633691241 Visit Online Resource
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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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Don't even think about it : why our brains are wired to ignore climate change / by Marshall, George, Do not even think about it. 
Publication:
New york/london : Bloomsbury, 2015. . 260 pages ; 21 cm. ISBN: 163286102X
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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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Emergencies only : an Australian nurse's journey through natural disasters, extreme poverty, civil wars and general chaos / by McClelland, Amanda,
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Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2017. . v, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : 24 cm. ISBN: 1760294217
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Fire : and the story of burning country / by George, Tommy,
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Sydney [N.S.W] : Cyclops Press, 2013. . 107 pages : 21 x 27 cm. ISBN: 0980561949
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New South Wales burning : a day by day account of the bush fires in New South Wales, December 27, 1993 -January 16, 1994 /
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Melbourne, Vic. : Sesta, 1994. . 52 pages : 21 x 30 cm. ISBN: 1875696016
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The naked pilot : the human factor in aircraft accidents / by Beaty, David, Human factor in aircraft accidents. 
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London : Methuen, 1991. . 310 p., [8] p. of plates : 24cm. ISBN: 0413654702
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Fire and emergency services company officer /
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Stillwater, OK : Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University, ©2014. . xv, 516 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 0879395648
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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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VF - (2005) Village Firefighter Manual - current edition / NSW Rural Fire Service
Publication:
NSW Rural Fire Service 2005 . 318 pp 23 Visit Online Resource

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.


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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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