Library closure over Anzac Day

Will you fight now or wait for this posterThe library will not be staffed from Anzac Day, Thursday 25th April, until Monday 29th April 2019 as the librarian is on leave. The library will be closed to the public at this time and will reopen Tuesday, 30th April.

The library has a small collection of books and DVDs on the Australian military, listed at this link. Please contact the library if you would like to borrow any of them.

Image: Will you fight now or wait for this. World War I recruitment poster designed by Norman Lindsay

(published on 14/04/2019)

Hardcopy books, eBooks and now audio books!

Lounging about Audio books – lounging around on top of furniture or driving long distances – the library is delighted to offer you a collection of audio books to add aural pleasure to your current status.

The collection is only small at present, the available titles are listed here.

To find out how to download the audio books, please contact the library at rfs.library@rfs.nsw.gov.au for the password and instructions.

 

(published on 28/02/2019)

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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Thematic cartography and geovisualization / by Slocum, Terry A.,
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. ii, 618 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 129204067X
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Transforming disaster response : federalism and leadership / by Lester, William,
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The heat of the moment : a firefighter's stories of life and death decisions / by Cohen-Hatton, Sabrina,
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. 1 volume ; 23 cm. ISBN: 085752576X
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Finding resilience : change and uncertainty in nature and society / by Walker, B. H.
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. 1 volume ; 25 cm. ISBN: 1789241596
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Fire girl / by Mendoza, Jan.
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[Santa Fe, New Mexico] : Far West Publishing, [2012] . 132 pages : 23 cm. ISBN: 0982605048
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On the line : women firefighters tell their stories.
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Grand Lake, CO : JTD Press, 2011. . v, 167 p. : 23 cm. ISBN: 1610430069
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Command and control : ICS, strategy development and tactical selections / by Murgallis, Robert, ICS, strategy development and tactical selections 
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. volumes : 28 cm. ISBN: 0879394552
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Seven pillars of wisdom. by Lawrence, T. E.
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London : Penguin, 2000. . 704p. ; 20 cm. ISBN: 0141182768
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Filling the ark : animal welfare in disasters / by Irvine, Leslie. Animal welfare in disasters 
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Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009. . 166 p. ; 22 cm. ISBN: 1592138349
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Oregon wildland firefighting : a history / by Davis, Sean.
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. 126 pages; 24 cm. 20 ISBN: 1467138509
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Miracle in the cave : the 12 lost boys, their coach, and the heroes who rescued them / by Cochrane, Liam, Twelve lost boys, their coach, and the heroes who rescued them 
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. 301 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : 21 cm. ISBN: 0062912488
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The house on the mountain / by Holcombe, Ella,
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Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2019. . 1 volume (unpaged) : 27 cm. ISBN: 1760636967

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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