Library opening hours during September School Holidays

The NSW RFS Library will be closed to members of the public from Friday, 30th September until Tuesday, 4th October as the librarian will be on leave. During this time there will be no staff member to respond to your queries. The library will re-open Wednesday, 5th October 2016.

(published on 28/09/2016)

60 years of the NSW Rural Fire Service’s Bush Fire Bulletin now digitisied for you to search!

 

The NSW RFS has joined forces with the National Library of Australia to digitise the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952. All editions of the Bush Fire Bulletin are available online and are fully searchable, making this huge historical archive easily accessible.

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has praised the opportunity for the Bush Fire Bulletin to be so accessible. ‘The skill and dedication of our volunteer service has been recorded in the pages of the Bush Fire Bulletin, informing and bringing to life the important work our members undertake,’ Commissioner Fitzsimmons said. ‘I am very proud that this history of the NSW RFS will be available for all of Australia and the world to see.’

National Library of Australia loves an unburnt country according to their media release on the digitisation of the Bush Fire Bulletin. The National Library of Australia spokeswoman, Dr Hilary Berthon said: ‘Digitising journals like the popular Bush Fire Bulletin makes them accessible to anyone via Trove. Trove already provides free online access to about 21 million pages from about 1,200 Australian regional and metropolitan newspapers from every state and territory.’

Search the Bush Fire Bulletin 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 20/09/2016)

Searching for a NSW RFS Training publication

Search NSW RFS training books

Electronic copies of NSW RFS training manuals are located under Training in MyRFS. 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)

Fireflies - your favourite TV series at last on DVD

FirefliesIt has been over ten years since the ABC kept audiences captivated on Saturday evenings with the drama, Fireflies, detailing the lives of volunteer firefighters in the small community of Lost River. If you want to relive that long hot summer fighting fires with Backa and his fire crew, then this is the series for you. 

Produced by John Edwards (The Secret Life of Us, Police Rescue, Offspring and Big Sky), the whole series of 22 episodes, including the telemovie, has been digitalised from beta master tape to DVD after the library obtained permission from the production company, Endemol Shine. Several sets are available for NSW RFS Members to borrow so don’t hesitate in reviving the tension between Joey and Fifi, the love affair between Luisa and Mike, or the heartbreak Perry faces. To borrow a copy, contact your NSW RFS library.

(published on 11/09/2016)

International Journal of Wildland Fire

International Journal of Wildland Fire

The NSW Rural Fire Service Library has annual agency membership with the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF). The IAWF produces two publications.

The Wildfire Magazine is their free online publication. It is available here. Hardcopies are also available to read in the library.

The International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF) is their subscribed journal and is published by the CSIRO, on behalf of the IAWF. It contains new and significant papers that advance basic and applied research concerning wildland fire. More information about the IJWF is found here.

If you are a NSW RFS Member and would like to receive an email alert when a new issue of the International Journal of Wildland Fire is available with a list of the contents, please contact the library.

NSW RFS staff are able to access full text IJWF articles when on the NSW RFS intranet by requesting the password from the library.

(published on 14/08/2016)

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New in the library:


A Guide to Rate of Fire Spread Models for Australian Vegetation / by Cruz, M AFAC Limited
Publication:
East Melbourne Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited 2015 . 149 p. 22 ISBN: 0987206532
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New in the library:


Overview of prescribed burning in Australasia :report for National Burning project: Sub-Project 1 AFAC Limited Report for national burning project - Sub-project 1 
Publication:
East Melbourne Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited 2015 . 84 p. 25 ISBN: 0987206583
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New in the library:


The Australian boating manual / by Gandy, Dick, Boating manual 
Publication:
[Sydney : Ocean Publications], 2015 . 998 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 0646916807
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New in the library:


Quantifying the impact of climate change on extreme heat in Australia. / by Steffen, Will.
Publication:
Potts Point, N.S.W : Climate Council of Australia Ltd., 2015 . 16 p. 27 ISBN: 0994245319 Visit Online Resource
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New in the library:


UBD 2015 Sydney and Blue Mountains street directory UBD Sydney and Blue Mountains street directory  2015 Sydney and Blue Mountains street directory 
Publication:
Macquarie Park, N.S.W. : UBD, a division of Universal Press, 2015 . 608 p. : 29 cm. ISBN: 0731929535
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New in the library:


Development of a Framework for a Bushfire Fuel Classification :report for National Burning project: Sub-Project 5 / AFAC Limited Report for national burning project - Sub-project 3 Bushfire fuel classification 
Publication:
East Melbourne Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Limited 2015 . 91 p. 25 ISBN: 0987206559
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New in the library:


On the burning edge :A fateful fire and the men who fought it / by Dickman, Kyle
Publication:
. xv, 277 pages : 25 cm ISBN: 0553392123
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New in the library:


Cultures and disasters :understanding cultural framings in disaster risk reduction /
Publication:
. 298 pages; 23 cm. 22 ISBN: 0415745608

New in the library:


WFB :Wildfire Behaviour (2014) Manual - current edition/ NSW Rural Fire Service Wildfire behaviour manual 2014 
Publication:
Lidcombe, N.S.W. : NSW Rural Fire Service, 2015 . 95 p. 24 ISBN:
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New in the library:


Leading women :20 influential women share their secrets to leadership, business, and life/ by O'Reilly, Nancy
Publication:
Avon, MA : Adams Media, 2015 . 254 p. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 1440584176
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New in the library:


The successful virtual classroom : how to design and facilitate interactive and engaging live online learning / by Christopher, D
Publication:
New York American Management Association 2015 23 ISBN: 0814434282

Contact us


Our librarian is Katie Vandine.

We are located on the ground floor of the NSW RFS Head Office at 15 Carter Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141.

You can contact us via phone on 02 8741 5455 or via 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.


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