Library opening hours over Christmas

Xmas in the NSW RFS LibraryGreetings everyone,

It's the festive season and here is our NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW SES and Fire + Rescue NSW enjoying the company of each other within the lovely ambience of the NSW RFS Library.

The NSW RFS library (and me!) wishes everyone a very delightful and peaceful Christmas.

The library will be closed from Thursday 13th December 2018 until Thursday, 3rd January 2019 as the librarian will be on leave.

Warm regards,

Katie

(published on 10/12/2018)

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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Inside the nudge unit : how small changes can make a big difference / by Halpern, David
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. xiv, 383 pages : 20 cm. ISBN: 0753556553
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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 
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[Sydney, N.S.W.] : State Electoral Office New South Wales, 2004. . xvi, 192 p. : 43 cm. ISBN: 0975235400
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Boys will be boys / by Ford, Clementine, Boys will be boys : power, patriarchy and the toxic bonds of mateship. 
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. xiii, 368 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN: 1760632333
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Women kind : unlocking the power of women supporting women / by Ferguson, Kirstin,
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[S.l.] : MURDOCH BOOKS, 2018. . 302 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN: 1760523844
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Ghosts of the tsunami / by Lloyd Parry, Richard,
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London : Jonathan Cape, 2017. . xviii, 276 pages : 24 cm. ISBN: 1911214179
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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. 
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Banksmeadow, N.S.W. : Renniks, [2014] . 765 pages : 27 cm. ISBN: 0987338633 Visit Publisher description
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My polar dream / by Hameister, Jade,
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Sydney, N.S.W. : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018. . xvii, 216 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates : 24 cm. ISBN: 1760554774
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Promoting community resilience in disasters : the role for schools, youth, and families / by Ronan, Kevin R.
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New York : Springer, c2005. . xi, 210 p. : 24 cm. ISBN: 0387238204
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Wildfire and power : policy and practice /
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. pages cm. 19 ISBN: 1138370207
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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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New South Wales Rural Fire Service first aid emergency handbook / by Tyler, Ella.
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Rydalmere, N.S.W. : Tyrrell's Administration Trust, 2005. . 106 p. : 23 cm. ISBN: 0957872224
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Bushfires and Bushtucker : Aboriginal Plant Use in Central Australia. by Latz, Peter,
Publication:
Alice Springs : IAD Press, June 2018. . 400 p. ; 24.500 x 016.500 cm. ISBN: 1864651490

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

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


NSW RFS training manuals


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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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