Rescue Resources - what's available from your library

Are you interested in rescue resources that cover topics such as search and rescue, swiftwatLIFESAVERS: Paramedics and firefighters rescue a 23-year-old-woman trapped in her car off Molong Road. Photo: STEVE GOSCHer rescue, and motor vehicle rescue?

The library has compiled a small online collection of resources that cover the provision of rescue in the community. This includes links to NATSAR, the Emergency Management Handbooks on the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website and several books we hold in our library.

At present, the list of current resources may be found at the library webpage Rescue Resources

(published on 07/08/2017)

Schools - how your NSW RFS Library can assist

Children reading books on bush firesThe NSW Rural Fire Service recognises that children and young people can make substantial contributions to household and community resilience. Teachers who are looking for resources to support their lessons are encouraged to access information on the NSW RFS Teachers webpage on the NSW RFS website.

The NSW RFS Library is able to support primary school teachers in several ways. Our Children’s Bush Fire Collection is a collection of children’s picture books that that focus on bush fires. This collection is for 4 – 8 year olds. For Stage 3 students (Years 5 and 6) studying bush fire as part of the syllabus there are resources available online here in addition to the library’s list of books selected for students’ reading.

The NSW RFS Library also has an extensive range of books available for secondary school students to borrow. This includes both hardcopy books and access to our eBook collection.

(published on 11/05/2017)

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Search NSW RFS training books

Electronic copies of NSW RFS training manuals are located under Training in MyRFS. 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 one month loan.

(published on 09/08/2016)
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The psychology of arson : a practical guide to understanding and managing deliberate firesetters /
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Abingdon, Oxon : New York : Routledge, 2016. . xv, 313 p. ; 23 cm. ISBN: 0415810698
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Small Business Management : Entrepreneurship and Beyond / by Hatten, Timothy S.
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. xix, 505 pages : 26 cm ISBN: 128586638X
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Research handbook on disasters and international law.
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Cheltenham : Edward elgar, 2016. . 608 p. 23 ISBN: 1784717398
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Disaster health management : a primer for students and practitioners /
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. xxviii, 351 pages ; 25 cm. ISBN: 113891116X
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Leadership : lessons from behind the front line.
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. ix, 201 pages. 20 ISBN: 0992591023

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Volunteer to career program / NSW Rural Fire Service NSW Rural Fire Service Volunteer to career program / 
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Sydney, Australia : NSW Rural Fire Service, 2017. . 1 folder 26 Visit Online Resource
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Management in the fire service / by Carter, Harry R.,
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. 402 pages 25 ISBN: 1449690785
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E-learning and the science of instruction : Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning. by Clark, Ruth Colvin.
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Hoboken : John wiley, 2016. . xvii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm 24 ISBN: 1119158664
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The origins of ethical failures : lessons for leaders / by Gentilin, Dennis,
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. xvi, 173 pages ; 26 cm. ISBN: 1472477618
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My lost brothers : the untold story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's lone survivor / by McDonough, Brendan,
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. 278 p. 21 ISBN: 0316308188

Contact us


Our librarian is Katie Vandine.

We are located on the ground floor of the NSW RFS Head Office at 15 Carter Street, Lidcombe NSW 2141.

You can contact us via phone on 02 8741 5455 or via 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.


eMagazines for NSW RFS Members


With Flipster you can read the latest issues of our health and fitness digital magazines. Quickly access a magazine in your browser, or use the Flipster app to download a magazine to read later - even when you're offline! Contact the library for home access.



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