Mental Health Month October - books in your library

 

Mental Health Month PosterMental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW. This month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing.

There are a number of resources on the Mental Wellbeing Support Services page of MyRFS.

If you prefer to read a book to connect with how you or others around you may feel, your NSW RFS library has a selection of books on mental health and wellbeing.

To view the selection, just use the library's Mental Health and You Collection link

To borrow, just email Katie at rfs.library@rfs.nsw.gov.au, or use the online cart on our Library website to request your items. 

(published on 30/09/2020)

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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Rural fire control manual for the A.C.T. Rural Fire Fighting Service / Australian Capital Territory Bushfire Council Special gazette No. S177, Thursday 15 October 1992 : Careless Use of Fire Act 1936 /  
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Canberra : Australian Capital Territory, 1992. . 1 v. (various pagings) : 32 cm. ISBN: 186331122X Visit Online Resource
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The Miramichi fire : a history / by MacEachern, Alan,
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. 288 p. 19 ISBN: 022800148X
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Introduction to emergency management / by Haddow, George D.,
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. xxi, 533 pages : 24 cm. ISBN: 0128171391
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Firefighting strategies and tactics / by Angle, James S,
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. pages cm 24 ISBN: 1284180190 Visit Online Resource
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Exploring research / by Salkind, Neil J,
Publication:
Harlow, Essex : Pearson Education Limited, [2018] . 270 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 1292156295
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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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Mallacoota Time : the lost summer 2020. by Cifali, Milena,
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Mermaid Beach, Qld. : Echo Books, 2020. . 183 p. 22 ISBN: 0648854523
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Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace : a practical guide for employers and employees / by Hasson, Gill,
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. 237 pages 20 ISBN: 0857088289
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The bushfire babies / by O'Halloran, Debra,
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. 33 pages : 26 cm. ISBN: 1925522156
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The Australasian coroners' manual / by Dillon, Hugh,
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. xvii, 219 pages : 22 cm ISBN: 1862879893
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Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know / by Gladwell, Malcolm,
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. xii, 386 pages ; 20 cm. ISBN: 0141988495
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Body count : how climate change is killing us / by Manning, Paddy, How climate change is killing us. 
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[Place of publication not identified] : SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALI, 2020. . 352 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN: 1925456757

Opening times


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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