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)

Are you enjoying our eBooks, Audiobooks or digital magazine collections - new login details for 2020!

Are you a NSW RFS member and enjoying either or all of our online collections - eBooks, digital magazines, and audiobooks. Recently the login credentials changed for accessing these collections and hence you will need a new link to be able to read or listen to these books and magazines. The new login will last until December 2020. Please contact the library at rfs.library@rfs.nsw.gov.au for the new password links and instructions.

 

(published on 28/02/2019)

Search our Bush Fire Bulletin (with Sitrep) 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. All editions of the historical archived collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin are 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)
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Fire-engine Lil / by McLean, Andrew,
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Sydney ; Allen & Unwin, 1989. . 30 unnumbered pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 0048200352
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Kangaroo Island : story of an Australian mallee forest / by Langeland, Deirdre,
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Norwalk, CT : Soundprints, c1998. . 27 p. : 25 cm. ISBN: 1568995431
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Man down : a guide for men on mental health / by Hoare, Charlie,
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. 1 volume ; 18 cm. ISBN: 1787832503
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Introduction to geographic information systems / by Chang, Kang-Tsung, Geographic information systems 
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. xvi, 429 pages : 24 cm. ISBN: 0078095131
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The great possum creek bush fire / by Vallely, Dan, The great possum creek bushfire / 
Publication:
Port Melbourne, Victoria. : Moondrake, 2004. . 32 p. : 31 cm. ISBN: 1877009792
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Firestick ecology : fairdinkum science in plain English / by Jurskis, Vic,
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. xiii, 355 pages : 22 cm ISBN: 1925138747 Visit Online Resource
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Barn on fire / by Amery, Heather.
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London : Usborne, 2004. . [16] p. : 21cm. ISBN: 0746062117
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Kitkit Koala / by Kitzelman, Sue.
Publication:
Archerfield, Queensland : Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 2010. . pages : 23 ISBN: 1741935369
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The Romans : from village to empire / by Boatwright, Mary Taliaferro,
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New York : Oxford University Press, c2012. . xxxiii, 586 pages : 24 cm. ISBN: 0199730571 Visit Online Resource
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Vulnerability and resilience to natural hazards /
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. pages cm. 21 ISBN: 1107154898
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Writing for psychology / by O'Shea, Robert P.
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South Melbourne, Vic. : Cengage Learning, 2013. . xvii, 195 pages : 28 cm. ISBN: 0170214680
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Mobile technology and the transformation of public alert and warning / by Bean, Hamilton,
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. pages cm. 22 ISBN: 1440866023

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 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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