Community safety and engagement
Fire Note 102 explains the importance of a knowledge management system for the development of bushfire communication products. View the Fire Note here.
This Fire Note shows the potential benefits of a knowledge management system for fire agencies, and outlines how the creation of such a system supports the Effective Communication: Communities and Bushfire project and broader bushfire research.
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre is honoured to be recognised by a Highly Commended award in this year’s national Resilient Australia Awards, for the impact of its collective research program over the last decade.
The program of research projects by the Bushfire CRC was in the Nationally Significant and Cross Jurisdictional Category of the awards. It was presented in Canberra on Thursday 6 December.
The award citation acknowledged that the Bushfire CRC work had led to many community benefits across Australia and New Zealand, including:
Fire Note 101: This Fire Note highlights the importance of gender matters in the Australian bushfire context and considers how the international literature on gender and disaster relates in the areas of risk perception and exposure, preparedness behaviour and communication, and response and recovery. It aims to position gender and bushfire in the context of the wider international literature and recognise gender and disasters as a field of research.