News from nswrfs http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl Schools - how your NSW RFS Library can assist <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> <img style="margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;" src="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/uploads/images/Edited_photo_2.jpg" alt="Children reading books on bush fires" width="271" height="185" />The 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 <a title="Schools - Teachers Resources" href="http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/resources/schools/teachers" target="_blank">NSW RFS Teachers webpage</a> on the NSW RFS <a title="NSW RFS website" href="http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/" target="_blank">website</a>.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> The NSW RFS Library is able to support primary school teachers in several ways. Our <a title="Children's Bush Fire Collection" href="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-showpage.pl?pageid=Children+Bush+Fire+Collection" target="_blank">Children&rsquo;s Bush Fire Collection</a> is a collection of children&rsquo;s picture books that that focus on bush fires. This collection is for 4 &ndash; 8 year olds. For Stage 3 students (Years 5 and 6) studying bush fire as part of the syllabus there are resources available online <a title="Syllabus 3 Primary School" href="http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/resources/schools/teachers/primary-school/new-stage-3-geography" target="_blank">here</a> in addition to the library&rsquo;s <a title="List of bush fire books for Syllabus 3" href="http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/53025/Stage-3-Bush-Fire-Reading-List.pdf" target="_blank">list of books</a> selected for students&rsquo; reading. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> The NSW RFS Library also has an extensive range of books available for <a title="Secondary school " href="http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/resources/schools/teachers/secondary-school" target="_blank">secondary school students</a> to borrow. This includes both hardcopy books and access to our eBook collection.</span></p> Fuel - log in to access online learning and associated learning resources <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><img style="float: left; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px;" src="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/uploads//images/Fuel_Advert.jpg" alt="Fuel website" width="263" height="205" />Fuel 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. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Fuel also provides a Knowledge Hub, an online information repository for the traditional NSW RFS manuals. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Members may access Fuel using the link on MyRFS or using their MyRFS login details at the website&nbsp;<a title="Fuel website" href="https://fuel.rfs.nsw.gov.au" target="_blank">fuel.rfs.nsw.gov.au</a> Further information is available online from the <a title="Fuel eLearning User Guide" href="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/uploads/library%20news/fuel_eLearning_user_guide_v5.0_(online_version).pdf" target="_blank">Fuel eLearning User Guide</a> and the <a title="Knowledge Hub Information Sheet" href="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/uploads/library%20news/Knowledge_Hub_Information_Sheet_v3.0.pdf" target="_blank">Knowledge Hub Information Sheet</a>. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">For further information regarding blended learning, please contact Learning and Development on 02 8741 5213 or <a href="mailto:ld@rfs.nsw.gov.au" target="_blank">ld@rfs.nsw.gov.au</a></span></p> Searching for a NSW RFS Training publication <div id="pubsearch" class="content"> <h3>Search NSW RFS training books</h3> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">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.</span></p> <form action="/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl" method="get"><input type="text" name="q" /> <input type="hidden" name="idx" value="kw" /> <input type="hidden" name="limit" value="mc-loc:Training NSW RFS" /> <input type="submit" name="search" value="Search" /></form></div>