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Tue, 23/04/2013
Hot temperatures, high winds and low humidity are important factors in bushfire behaviour. Predicting these complex weather interactions is the goal of a Bushfire CRC project being led by the Bureau of Meteorology.
Fire Australia Autumn edition cover
Tue, 23/04/2013
The Autumn 2013 edition of Fire Australia is out now, featuring Bushfire CRC research into understanding the extremes of fire and weather on the cover, plus much more.
PhD students from around the world are enhancing fire research in Australia
Tue, 23/04/2013
Postgraduate students from around the world are bringing a diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge to enhance fire research through the Bushfire CRC.
Clear guidelines for planning in new housing areas is needed
Tue, 23/04/2013
Clear guidelines for planning in new housing areas are needed to respond to the issues facing emergency management now and in the future.
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Mon, 22/04/2013
Fire Note 107 discusses an action research program that was developed around the Tasmania Fire Service’s Community Development Pilot. Findings from the pilot have facilitated the wider adoption and implementation of community engagement principals into broader Tasmania Fire Service community education programs.
CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson launched the conference
Thu, 18/04/2013
More than 1400 delegates will come together in Melbourne from 2-5 September to discuss the latest challenges and trends in emergency management at the biggest and most important all hazards conference of its kind in Australasia, the 20th AFAC and 10th Bushfire CRC conference.
PhD student Cathy Cao presenting to the AFAC Community Safety Group
Thu, 18/04/2013
Bushfire CRC research is regularly presented for discussion at AFAC Groups as part of an ongoing engagement between researchers and the industry.
Thu, 11/04/2013
This update from Naomi Brown, Interim Chair, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC outlines the next stage of the CRC development process, as well as the work completed to date.

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Posted: 20 weeks 5 days ago

After 11 years, we are about to enter the last month of your Bushfire CRC. It has been an incredible journey since 2003.

For me, what has stood out the most, notwithstanding the ground breaking research, is the culture change the industry has undertaken throughout this period. At the heart of this has been the close partnership between the Bushfire CRC and AFAC. The...

Posted: 20 weeks 5 days ago

There is only a month left of the Bushfire CRC, but there is plenty of activity going on. The Research to Drive Change series has been launched, with two successful online forums held. Keep your eyes peeled to the...

Nathan Maddock
Communications Officer Bushfire CRC

Media Releases

Mon, 06/10/2008
Above normal fire potential is forecast across southern Australia over the coming summer months as a result of the lack of rainfall this year. The emergence of La Nina conditions at the start of the year delivered good rainfall in the northern parts of Australia but failed to deliver anything significant in the southern half.
Thu, 04/09/2008
Urban Search and Rescue Exercise (USAR) – a demonstration of the USAR capability within the emergency service sector in South Australia, as part of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and Bushfire CRC conference in Adelaide.
Mon, 01/09/2008
Amongst more than one thousand delegates taking part in the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Conference starting in Adelaide today, will be 35 participants from Pacific Island countries.
Sun, 31/08/2008
Firefighters, researchers, scientists and fire prevention managers from around the globe will be in Adelaide next week for the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s (CRC) International Bushfire Research Conference 2008.
Wed, 27/08/2008
As we head into the next bushfire season across southern Australia senior fire and emergency management staff and leading international researchers will meet next week to discuss the major issues now confronting the industry.
Fri, 25/07/2008
The Mansfield community will remember the events of the 2006/07 Great Divide Fires on Friday 1 August when Wildfire in the High Country is launched. Wildfire in the High Country is a collection of reports, stories, letters, poems, art works and photographs from the fires compiled by the Mansfield Writers’ Group.

Recent FireNotes

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Fire Note 132 offers a new way of thinking about bushfire preparedness and its measurement.  The study defines preparedness in terms of three householder goals:  stay...

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Fire Note 131: In October 2013, bushfires swept across parts of New South Wales, leaving a trail of destruction and loss. The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) commissioned the...

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Fire Note 130 features the findings of four research projects on the impact of fire on water quantity and quality, as well as changing carbon stores (above and below the ground)....

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Fire Note 129:  How do you motivate people living with fire risk on their doorstep to safeguard their properties and increase their chance of survival?  This research...

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Fire Note 128: This research provides a broad conceptual framework to understand and progress the principle of shared responsibility in risk and disaster management.

The...

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Fire Note 127: Understanding how a bushfire progresses from ignition to conflagration is essential to planning effective suppression strategies and issuing public warnings...

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Fire Note 126: An alternative approach to evaluating building vulnerability has been developed using a dynamic bushfire simulator. The approach creates sets of fire predictions,...

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Fire Note 125: Addressing the impacts of climate and global change on fire regimes is one of the most important strategic issues confronting bushfire managers in Australia. This...