The Bush Fire Bulletin is the official journal of the NSW Rural Fire Service and has been in circulation for 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 26,000 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.