The Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Online Collection

AIDR HandbookWere you aware that the Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection is available online? The collection, which the AIDR became custodian of in 2015, includes 16 handbooks, some of which are under review. The handbooks provide an all-hazards national perspective, focusing on principles and guidance. They can be used to support anyone working in the disaster context in developing policies and plans, including emergency management practitioners, government and community groups.

Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Handbook is their new publication. This handbook will provide guidance to those working with spontaneous volunteers about how to harness this capability and bring communities and the emergency services sector together.

This collection is published on the Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub at www.knowledge.aidr.org.au/collections/handbook-collection.

Their archived collection gives you access to their manuals which are no longer current. It is found online here.

(published on 02/11/2017)

Rescue Resources - what's available from your library

Are you interested in rescue resources that cover topics such as search and rescue, swiftwatLIFESAVERS: Paramedics and firefighters rescue a 23-year-old-woman trapped in her car off Molong Road. Photo: STEVE GOSCHer rescue, and motor vehicle rescue?

The library has compiled a small online collection of resources that cover the provision of rescue in the community. This includes links to NATSAR, the Emergency Management Handbooks on the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website and several books we hold in our library.

At present, the list of current resources may be found at the library webpage Rescue Resources

(published on 07/08/2017)

Searching for a NSW RFS Training publication

Search NSW RFS training books

Electronic copies of NSW RFS training manuals are now available on the NSW RFS Knowledge Hub including Bush Firefighter and Village Firefighter. 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 one month loan.

(published on 09/08/2016)
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What makes us tick? : the ten desires that drive us / by Mackay, Hugh,
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Sydney : Hachette Australia, © 2013. . xiii, 354 pages ; 20 cm. ISBN: 0733629997
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Right & wrong : how to decide for yourself / by Mackay, Hugh, Right and wrong 
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Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia, 2005, c 2004. . xv, 287 p. ; 20 cm. ISBN: 0733619398
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Community engagement in post-disaster recovery /
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. pages cm. 18 ISBN: 1138691658
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Kirk's fire investigation / by Icove, David J., Fire investigation. 
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. pages cm. 22 ISBN: 0134237927
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Firestorm : how wildfire will shape our future / by Struzik, Edward,
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. 257 pages : 24 cm. ISBN: 1610918185
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Bushfire madness! / by Gillett, Chrissy,
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. 43 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 1300756624
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The art of belonging / by Mackay, Hugh,
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. 296 pages ; 20 cm. ISBN: 1743538928
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Nudge : improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness / by Thaler, Richard H.,
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London : Penguin Books, 2009. . viii, 312 p. : 22 cm. ISBN: 0141040017
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Urban planning for disaster recovery /
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[place of publication not identified] : Elsevier butterworth-hein, 2017. . xv, 257 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0128042761
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Carbon accounting and savanna fire management /
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. xiv, 351 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 0643108513
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The commando : the life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG / by Mckelvey, Ben,
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Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2017. . ix, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : 25 cm. ISBN: 0733636497
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The subtle art of not giving a fu*k : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life / by Manson, Mark, Subtle art of not giving a fuck 
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. vii, 212 pages ; 22 cm. ISBN: 0062457713

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AF/6 - (2005) Community safety activities - current edition / NSW Rural Fire Service
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NSW Rural Fire Service 2005 . 114 pp 22

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[Sydney : State Emergency Services] . v. : 24 cm. Visit Online Resource

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