Library opening hours during July school holidays

It is school holidays! The library will not be staffed from Monday 8th July until Monday 15th July as the librarian will be at home on holidays enjoying the company of her children.

Don't forget, with the school holidays approaching, that our Children's Bush Fire Collection has some delightful titles perfect for younger children. Now is the time to request any loans as they are quite popular. More information may be found here.

The library will be closed during this time and reopen on Tuesday 9th July.

Image: Royal Far West School, Manly, sometime in the 1960s

(published on 02/07/2019)

Search our Bush Fire Bulletin (with Sitrep) online through Trove

 

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)
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The uninhabitable earth : a story of the future / by Wallace-Wells, David,
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[London] : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019. . 310 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0241400511
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Tribal leadership : leveraging natural groups to build a thriving organization / by Logan, David Leveraging natural groups to build a thriving organization 
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New York : Collins, c2008. . xiii, 303 pages : 21 cm. ISBN: 0061251321 Visit Table of contents only
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The art of miscommunication / by Casey, Dave
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[Tulsa, OK] : PennWell, 2018. . 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 22 ISBN: 1593704151
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Fire and emergency services instructor : principles and practice / by Reeder, Forest,
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. xv, 512 pages ; 28 cm 23 ISBN: 1284172333
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Start with why : how great leaders inspire everyone to take action / by Sinek, Simon.
Publication:
London, England : Penguin Business, 2019. . 1 online resource (1 sound file) | 246 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm. 24 ISBN: 1469090627 Visit Online Resource
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You're it : crisis, change, and how to lead when it matters most / by Marcus, Leonard J., You are it 
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. pages cm. 20 ISBN: 1541768035
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Aerial firefighting / by Jendsch, Wolfgang.
Publication:
Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Pub., c2008. . 352 p. : 32 cm. ISBN: 0764330683
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Fire service technical search and rescue / by International Fire Service Training Association.
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Stillwater, OK : IFSTA/Fire Protection Publications, 2015. . 533 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 087939580X
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Strengths based leadership [cd] / by Rath, Tom,
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. 4 audio discs (4 hr., 48 min.) ; 4 3/4 in. ISBN: 1531865240
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Disasters : a sociological approach / by Tierney, Kathleen J,
Publication:
. xiv, 311 pages : 26 cm. ISBN: 0745671012
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Systems leadership : creating positive organisations / by Macdonald, Ian,
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. xxiii, 348 pages ; 25 cm. ISBN: 1138036544
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Soft is the new hard : how to communicate effectively under pressure / by Mether, Leah,
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. xvii, 190 pages ; 23 cm. ISBN: 0648484505

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'Head to the smoke!' : the history of the Burra Rural Fire Brigade / by Worth, Christine,
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. 98 pages : 22 cm. ISBN: 0646801414

Contact us and opening hours


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 2127.

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. This address can be used for returning books.

The library is open Monday to Friday. Closed weekends and public holidays.

If you are visiting, please contact the Library to check opening times.


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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