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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.