The NSW Rural Fire Service Firefighters’ Pocketbook is designed as a fast, easy reference guide to key concepts for NSW RFS volunteer firefighters and staff.

While some of the information contained is in summary form and uses “rules of thumb,” it is sufficient to assist in making operational decisions or to use as a quick reference in operational planning, and training.

Included are online calculators for forest and grass fire predictions, and a converter to show your current position as latitude/longitude, map grid reference, and street directory reference. The app and its calculators can be used whether or not there is mobile network coverage.

The app’s content is based on the most recent (2010) hard copy of the NSW RFS Pocketbook. Content can be updated at any time over the air, and will be amended as needed.

What’s New

Version 5.1.0

Bug fix for iOS14.6

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

smw9188 ,

Pretty Good!

This is similar to the normal pocket book but has some added features like the calculators. Could have some description on how to use calculators and interactive checklists for incidents such as asbestos or aviation. Overall if you think the normal pocket book it useful then this is a useful app.

Flipa111 ,

main screen

On iPhone 7 the calculator button cannot be reached at the bottom of the screen. Still same after re install

Ratcheson ,

Fix grassland calculator

It’s been a year since I submitted a request to change the grassland calculator and it still has not been fixed. Fuel load and ground slope are IRRELEVANT for grassland fires but yet these are included and throw off the calculations. Compare what this calculator outputs against the CSIRO MK2 paper meter and the figures are wildly different. Please fix this ASAP!!

App Privacy

The developer, NSW Rural Fire Service, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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