Your NSW RFS library has moved. The library is now located on the third floor in the new HQ at 4 Murray Rose Ave, Sydney Olympic Park – a short distance from the old Headquarters at Lidcombe. The email address, phone number and postal address have all remained the same.
The library will reopen on Monday, 19th November and I look forward to welcoming all NSW RFS members and members of the public in the new library space - expect mood lighting, comfortable lounges, a beautiful ordered display of our extensive book collection, study pods, meeting spaces and me, your professional librarian, always ready to assist you with your library queries.
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.
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.