The library has moved - and the new space is beautiful.

The new HQ LibraryYour NSW RFS library has moved. The library is now located on the third floor in the new HQ at 4 Murray Rose Ave, Sydney Olympic Park – a short distance from the old Headquarters at Lidcombe. The email address, phone number and postal address have all remained the same.

The library will reopen on Monday, 19th November and I look forward to welcoming all NSW RFS members and members of the public in the new library space - expect mood lighting, comfortable lounges, a beautiful ordered display of our extensive book collection, study pods, meeting spaces and me, your professional librarian, always ready to assist you with your library queries.

(published on 12/11/2018)

Sitrep - our Bulletin during the 1970s now online

 

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)

eMagazines for NSW RFS Members

 

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.

 

(published on 11/12/2017)
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Redistribution of electoral districts, 2004 : Electoral Districts Commissioners report. New South Wales redistribution 2004 Electoral Districts Commissioners' report on the 2004 New South Wales redistribution of electoral districts 2004 NSW Electoral Districts Commissioners report 
Publication:
[Sydney, N.S.W.] : State Electoral Office New South Wales, 2004. . xvi, 192 p. : 43 cm. ISBN: 0975235400
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Fundamentals of fire fighter skills. International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire fighter skills 
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Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2009. . xxxv, 1068 p. : 28 cm. + ISBN: 0763753424 Visit Table of contents only
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Lost connections : uncovering the real causes of depression-- and the unexpected solutions / by Hari, Johann, Uncovering the real causes of depression--the unexpected solutions 
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New York : Bloomsbury Circus, 2018. . 321 pages ; 25 cm. ISBN: 1408878690
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Report on the meteorological aspects of the Ash Wednesday fires - 16 February 1983 / Australia
Publication:
Canberra : Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1985. . vi, 143 p. : 25 cm. ISBN: 0644005777
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Fire otherwise : ethnobiology of burning for a changing world /
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. xiv, 236 pages ; 26 cm. ISBN: 1607816148
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Management : strategies and skills / by Dwyer, J
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North Ryde, N.S.W. McGraw-Hill Education (Australia 2013 . 666 pp. 27 ISBN: 174307719X
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New South Wales Rural Fire Service first aid emergency handbook / by Tyler, Ella.
Publication:
Rydalmere, N.S.W. : Tyrrell's Administration Trust, 2005. . 106 p. : 23 cm. ISBN: 0957872224
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Management theory and practice / by Cole, Kris, Management theory and practice 
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South Melbourne, Vic. : Cengage Learning, 2016. . xxiv, 1078 pages : 26 cm. ISBN: 0170354059
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Australians awarded : a concise guide to military and civilian decorations, medals and other awards to Australians from 1772 to 2013 with their valuations / by Johnson, Clive Australians awarded : a comprehensive reference for military and civilian decorations and medals to Australians since 1772. 
Publication:
Banksmeadow, N.S.W. : Renniks, [2014] . 765 pages : 27 cm. ISBN: 0987338633 Visit Publisher description
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Structural firefighting : strategy and tactics / by Kleane, Bernard J.
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Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2008. . xvii, 379 p. : 26 cm. ISBN: 0763751685 Visit Table of contents only
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Terra Flamma : wildfires at night / by Palley, Stuart
Publication:
[S.l.] : SCHIFFER PUBLISHING, 2018 . 144 p ; chiefly illustrations in colour 24 ISBN: 0764355732
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Casualty care for fire and rescue / by Todd, Simon
Publication:
Bridgwater, United Kingdom : Class Professional Publishing, 2018. . xvii, 371 p. : 25 cm. ISBN: 1859596576

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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 9:00am to 4:00pm. Monday – Friday. Closed weekends and public holidays.

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


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Search the Bush Fire Bulletin online





Search the complete collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin and the Bush Fire Council’s Sitrep Bulletin (published 1976-1978) 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.

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