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Bush Fire Bulletin Vol 16 no 2 August 1994Looking for a particular post-bushfire inquiry or review? The NSW RFS Library updates regularly their webpage Bush Fire Post Event Reviews and Inquiries with new publications and websites from across all states and territories in Australia. Most documents are available online and available to download.

Click here to browse the collection of inquiries and reviews beginning with the 1939 Victorian Royal Commission report through to current 2019-2020 national and state bushfire inquiry websites.

(published on 26/05/2020)

Browse our Bush Fire Bulletin online through Trove

 

The NSW Rural Fire Service, with the National Library of Australia, has digitised the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952. The digitised collection also includes the Sitrep bulletin (a joint publication that incorporated both our Bush Fire Bulletin and the SES Bulletin) from 1976 to 1978.

This historical archived collection is available online in Trove.

Browse the collection.

Bush Fire Bulletin (1952 – 1975) Browse the collection online here

Sitrep (1976 – 1978) Browse the collection online here

Bush Fire Bulletin (1978 – 2017) Browse the collection online here

Search the collection.

If you are looking for articles on a particular topic, e.g. the town of Merriwa, you can easily search the whole Bulletin collection in Trove.

Open the Trove search box using this link. The search box is pre-filled with the Bulletin catalogue items. There are over 6000 articles.

In the search box (after the Bulletin Catalogue items), type in AND followed by your keyword(s) e.g. AND Merriwa

Click on the search icon. The resulting articles will be listed. Please contact the library if you need any assistance.

(published on 08/07/2020)

NSW Rural Fire Service Library closed temporarily to vistors

Temporary closure of libraryThe NSW Rural Fire Service Library is closed temporarily to public visitors from today, 17th March 2020, to try to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus within the community.

At present the library is still open for answering information queries, providing journal articles and reports from our collection, and sending out loans via the postal system to our many members.

Members can also access our eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines online – just ask your NSW RFS librarian how.

(published on 16/03/2020)
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Leadership & management : theory & practice / by Cole, Kris, Leadership and management : theory and practice 
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MELBOURNE : CENGAGE LEARNING AUSTRLIA, 2019. . xxiii, 1096 pages : 26 cm. ISBN: 0170403858
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The design of business : why design thinking is the next competitive advantage / by Martin, Roger L.,
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Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, c2009. . xiii, 191 pages : 22 cm. ISBN: 1422177807 Visit Online Resource
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Prescribed burning in Australasia : the science, practice and politics of burning the bush /
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. 303 pages : 30 cm. ISBN: 0994258941
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How charts lie : getting smarter about visual information / by Cairo, Alberto,
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. xii, 226 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 1324001569
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Policing in natural disasters : stress, resilience, and the challenges of emergency management / by Adams, Terri M.,
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. 221 pages ; 23 cm. ISBN: 1439918368
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Walking : one step at a time / by Kagge, Erling,
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[London] : Viking , an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019. . 177 pages : 18 cm. ISBN: 0241357683
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Rethinking strategy : how to anticipate the future, slow down change, and improve decision making / by Tighe, Steve,
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. xix, 294 pages : 23 cm. ISBN: 0730368335
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The Still-Burning Bush : updated edition. by Pyne, Stephen,
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. 1 online resource (176 pages) | 167 pages ; 21 cm. 21 ISBN: 1925938492 Visit Online Resource
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Disaster education, communication and engagement / by Dufty, Neil,
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. 1 online resource. | 305 pages 22 ISBN: 1119569788 Visit Online Resource
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125 years of care : the Children's Hospital at Westmead : 1880-2005 / by Cornwall, Jennifer. One hundred and twenty five years of care 
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Bondi Junction, N.S.W. : Focus Publishing, c2005. . 128 p. : 31 cm. ISBN: 192115618X
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Upheaval : how nations cope with crisis and change / by Diamond, Jared M.,
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. ix, 500 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : 20 cm. ISBN: 0141977787
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Fire country : how indigenous fire management could help save Australia / by Steffensen, Victor,
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Richmond, VIC : Hardie Grant Publishing, 2020. . ix, 221 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : 24 cm. ISBN: 174117726X

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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 Monday to Friday. Closed weekends and public holidays.

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


NSW RFS training manuals


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 month’s loan.


 

Looking for something light to read. 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 other titles such as PCWorld, Wild, Popular Science and National 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 password and instructions.


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