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)

Fuel - log in to access online learning and associated learning resources

Fuel websiteFuel is the new website where NSW RFS members log in to access online learning and associated learning resources. Interactive eLearning modules, most 15 minutes or less, allow members at their own pace in their own location to complete the theory content for the NSW RFS Bush Firefighter (BF) qualification online. Theory assessments can be then completed online and the results uploaded into SAP.

Fuel also provides a Knowledge Hub, an online information repository for the traditional NSW RFS manuals.

Members may access Fuel using the link on MyRFS or using their MyRFS login details at the website fuel.rfs.nsw.gov.au Further information is available online from the Fuel eLearning User Guide and the Knowledge Hub Information Sheet.

For further information regarding blended learning, please contact Learning and Development on 02 8741 5213 or ld@rfs.nsw.gov.au

(published on 09/01/2017)

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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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Messy : how to be creative and resilient in a tidy-minded world / by Harford, Tim, How to be creative and resilient in a tidy-minded world. 
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The origins of ethical failures : lessons for leaders / by Gentilin, Dennis,
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HBR's 10 must reads 2016 : the definitive management ideas of the year from Harvard Business Review. / Harvard Business Review's ten must reads 2016  
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Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, 2016. . xi, 181 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm. 26 ISBN: 1633690806
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Ostrich paradox : Why we underprepare for disasters. by Meyer, Robert.
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Reframing rural fire management : report of the special inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire / by Ferguson, Euan
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The weather experiment : the pioneers who sought to see the future / by Moore, Peter,
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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


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