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The NSW RFS has joined forces with the National Library of Australia to digitise the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952.

All editions of the Bush Fire Bulletin are available online and are fully searchable, making this huge historical archive easily accessible.

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has praised the opportunity for the Bush Fire Bulletin to be so accessible.

‘The skill and dedication of our volunteer service has been recorded in the pages of the Bush Fire Bulletin, informing and bringing to life the important work our members undertake,’ Commissioner Fitzsimmons said. ‘I am very proud that this history of the NSW RFS will be available for all of Australia and the world to see.’

Type in your search items in the search engine above to access the archive.

Search place names, brigade names, dates and fire-related topics such as 'fire trails'.

How to search Bush Fire Bulletin On Trove

  1. Type in your search term
  2. Click 'Go'. You will be taken to the Bush Fire Bulletin's archive on the National Library of Australia's Trove website
  3. A range of articles will be offered for selection
  4. Click on the green View Online box on right to view the article. You can print, download or simply read online.

To initiate another search return to the search box on the Bush Fire Bulletin page on the NSW RFS website or leave the search terms ("nla.obj-284283986" OR "nla.obj-284265362") in the search box to stay within the Bush Fire Bulletin archive.


Cover of Bulletin Vol 38 no1

The Bush Fire Bulletin is the official journal of the NSW Rural Fire Service and has been in circulation for more than 60 years. The first issue was published on 1 September 1952.

This well-loved publication reports on all the activities of the NSW RFS volunteers and staff around the State – dwelling not only the present functions, but also honouring the significant role the NSW RFS has played over the past 100 years to protect the community of NSW from bush fire. The Bush Fire Bulletin is published quarterly and is read by the 70,000 NSW RFS volunteers and staff, students in schools across the State, staff in related government agencies and members of the general public. Around 23,000 copies of the magazine are distributed to brigades, fire control centres and educational institutions in NSW and around Australia. It is also available for download on the NSW RFS website.

The Bush Fire Bulletin galvanises the NSW RFS volunteer community by acknowledging the great and small achievements of our volunteers. We publish stories about events, awards, Open Days and station openings. The Bush Fire Bulletin showcases the achievements, the heroism and the everyday goodwill that fuels the NSW RFS and keeps the largest volunteer bush firefighting agency in the world running.

ISSN: 2206-3609 (Online)


How to subscribe

Postal mailing (free): Email your postal details to bush.fire.bulletin@rfs.nsw.gov.au.


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Bush Fire Bulletin Liftouts

Every issue of the Bush Fire Bulletin has a handy Liftout poster in the centre pages. These posters are designed to be pulled out and displayed in the brigade stations, but they can prove useful in a variety of settings. A printable PDF version of each Liftout is also available for use on the Bush Fire Bulletin Liftouts page.


Grass fires and start to 2016/17 fire season

Volume 38 No 3 (2017)

Cover of BFB 2017 Vol 38 No 3

This issue of the Bush Fire Bulletin covers the start of the 2016/17 fire season including:

  • Recent fire activity
  • The blades of summer
  • A bird's eye view (liftout)
  • Get Ready Weekend

To receive a copy to your home email a request with your address and details to: bush.fire.bulletin@rfs.nsw.gov.au

Download the Bulletin as a PDF, 14.3 MB or view the magazine as a flipbook.


eBulletin

ebulletin logoThe eBulletin is a monthly email newsletter for all members of the NSW RFS – volunteers and staff. The eBulletin promotes Service initiatives, programs and activities as well as issues confronting the Service, in the interests of all members. If you have content for an upcoming issue, email us at: enews@rfs.nsw.gov.au.  Members can subscribe to the eBulletin.


Update your postal address for the Bush Fire Bulletin

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Have you let the editorial team know?

Just email any changes for you or your brigade to: Bush.Fire.Bulletin@rfs.nsw.gov.au


Advertising

The NSW RFS offers advertising opportunities in its publication The Bush Fire Bulletin, the official journal of the NSW RFS which has been in circulation for 60 years.

The Bush Fire Bulletin is published quarterly and is read by more than 74,000 NSW RFS volunteers and staff, students in schools across the State, staff in related government agencies and members of the general public. Around 25,000 copies of the magazine are distributed to brigades, Fire Control Centres and educational institutions in NSW and around Australia.

You can download a copy of the Bush Fire Bulletin Rate Card for 2014-16.

Contact the NSW RFS Executive Support section (executive.support@rfs.nsw.gov.au) for more information.