Library opening hours during current fire activity

Due to the current fire activity this February, the librarian is currently working between the library and the operations centre. I apologise for any delay in answering library queries as the library is not staffed full-time at present and request your patience in the present situation.

(published on 12/11/2019)

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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Kangaroos' lucky escape / by Johnson, Rebecca,
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Archerfield, Qld. : Steve Parish Pub., 2002 . 24 p. : 15 x 21 cm. ISBN: 174021191X
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Collective genius : the art and practice of leading innovation / by Hill, Linda A. Art and practice of leading innovation. 
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Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2014] . xi, 298 pages : 25 cm. ISBN: 1422130029
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Banjo Blue and the bushfire / by Galbraith, Richard.
Publication:
Mount Evelyn, Vic. : Dusty Dog Books, 2008 . 1 v. (unpaged) : 19 x 23 cm. ISBN: 097757038X
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Malibu burning : the real story behind LA's most devastating wildfire / by Kerbeck, Robert
Publication:
Malibu : MWC Press, 2019 . 250 p. : 21 cm. ISBN: 1733470506
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The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable / by Taleb, Nassim, The black swan 
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New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2010. . xxxiii, 444 p. : 21 cm. ISBN: 081297381X Visit Sample text
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Fire officer O'Brien attends a car accident / by Wilson, Lorraine.
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Sydney : Horwitz Grahame Books, c1986. . [30] p. : 17 x 22 cm. ISBN: 0725307692
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Country volunteers fight a grass fire / by Wilson, Lorraine.
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Sydney : Horwitz Grahame Books, c1986. . [30] p. : 17 x 22 cm. ISBN: 0725307641
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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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Gas leak for fire officer O'Brien / by Wilson, Lorraine.
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Sydney : Horwitz Grahame Books, c1986. . [30] p. : 17 x 22 cm. ISBN: 0725307641
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The great possum creek bush fire / by Vallely, Dan, The great possum creek bushfire / 
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Port Melbourne, Victoria. : Moondrake, 2004. . 32 p. : 31 cm. ISBN: 1877009792
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No dragons for tea : fire safety for kids (and dragons) / by Pendziwol, Jean.
Publication:
Buffalo, NY : Kids Can Press, c1999. . 1 v. (unpaged) : 27 cm. ISBN: 1550745697

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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