Were 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Their archived collection gives you access to their manuals which are no longer current.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.
Are you interested in rescue resources that cover topics such as search and rescue, swiftwater 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
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.