The 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the new password links and instructions.
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.