Sampson Flat Bushfire January 2015 History Book


In January 2015, a number of NSW RFS members were deployed to the Sampson Flat fire in South Australia. A book is now being compiled that has been endorsed by the SA CFS Hermitage Brigade, recording personal experiences through the devastation, and documenting the experiences and lessons learnt from those involved with the incident. The Brigade will benefit from all book sales to help with upgrading current facilities. Members who would like to participate in the publication, please contact Jan Verrall at jandlverrall@gmail.com

Please note that the cut-off date for submissions will be 30th June 2018. For further details, the letter sent from the authors to CFS members is linked here.

(published on 21/03/2018)

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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Emergencies only : an Australian nurse's journey through natural disasters, extreme poverty, civil wars and general chaos / by McClelland, Amanda,
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Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2017. . v, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : 24 cm. ISBN: 1760294217
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Reading fire : a complete scene assessment guide for practitioners at all levels / by Walker, Benjamin.
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Hove, England : Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd, 2017. . 95 pages : 26 cm. ISBN: 1911028731
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Harvard Business Review manager's handbook : the 17 skills leaders need to stand out. The seventeen skills leaders need to stand out. Manager's handbook. 
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Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017] . viii, 341 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 1633691241 Visit Online Resource
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Hazardous materials : managing the incident / by Noll, Gregory G.
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. xviii, 509 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 1449670849
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Marketing : a snapshot / by Valenzuela-Abaca, Fredy-Roberto,
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Frenchs Forest, NSW : Pearson Australia, 2013. . vii, 64 pages : 27 cm. ISBN: 1486009271
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Guide to introduced pest animals of Australia / by West, Peter, Introduced pest animals of Australia 
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. x, 150 pages : 22 cm. ISBN: 1486305679 Visit Online Resource
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A shared responsibility : the report of the Perth Hills Bushfire February 2011 Review. Perth Hills Bushfire February 2011 Review (W.A.) Perth Hills Bushfire 2011 Review 
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Perth, W.A. : Government of Western Australia, 2011. . 211 pages : 30 cm. ISBN: 0730702480 Visit Online Resource
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The Canberra firestorm : inquests and inquiry into four deaths and four fires between 8 and 18 January 2003 / Australian Capital Territory.Coroner's Court. Canberra firestorm report 
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Canberra : ACT Magistrates Court, 2006. . 2 v., 32 p. of plates : 25 cm. + ISBN: 0980320216 Visit Online Resource
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Courage high! : a history of firefighting in London / by Holloway, Sally.
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London : H.M.S.O., 1992. . 285 p., [16] p. of plates : 25 cm. ISBN: 0117016896
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Essentials of fire department customer service / by Brunacini, Alan V.
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Stillwater, OK : Fire Protection Publications, ©1996. . iv, 131 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 0879391278
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The mind of the leader : how to lead yourself, your people, and your organization for extraordinary results / by Hougaard, Rasmus,
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. viii, 238 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 1633693422
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New South Wales Rural Fire Service Emergency First Aid / Tyler, Ella Emergency first aid / 
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Gladesville, N.S.W. ; Tyrrells Administration Trust, 2007. . 106 p. : col. ill. 25 ISBN: 0977576345

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Equine emergency rescue : a guide to large animal rescue / by Leighton, MaryAnne,
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. 137 pages : 24 cm. ISBN: 0646918095

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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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