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Firefighters extinguishing a grass fire
Tue, 01/04/2014
The concept of shared responsibility was a key theme of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, and it is still a hot topic around the emergency services water cooler.
Fire Science
Tue, 01/04/2014
Fire, weather and bushfire modelling experts gathered in Adelaide in late 2013 to discuss the latest scientific developments. Bushfire CRC PhD student Mika Peace joined them.
Understanding why people do or don't respond to warnings
Mon, 31/03/2014
This completed PhD research examined the role that warning fatigue plays in the risk perceptions, warning response and decision-making processes of people living in bushfire-prone areas. The study showed that warning fatigue reduced attention to bushfire warnings, changing the way those surveyed thought about their bushfire risk and affecting their response to warnings.
Making a Bushfire Survival Plan? Involve Your Kids
Thu, 20/03/2014
Use and sharing of the Bushfire CRC’s first ebook, Making a bushfire plan? Involve you kids! is growing, with a number of organisations distributing and promoting the ebook when talking about making bushfire plans with communities.
Bringing fire science to you
Wed, 19/03/2014
Australia's leading fire researchers are bringing their knowledge direct to you with the Bushfire CRC seminar series, with free webinars scheduled throughout the next few months.
Exciting new features for Fire Notes
Fri, 28/02/2014
If you have noticed that Fire Notes now look a bit different, you would be correct. To assist you to organise, share and act, Fire Notes now have new features. These features will be included in all future editions, beginning with Fire Note 121.
AFAC 2013 Conference Logo
Fri, 28/02/2014
The formal proceedings of the Research Forum, held as part of the 2013 Bushfire CRC and AFAC Conference in Melbourne are now available.
Place mapping can help agencies & communities discuss fire risk
Fri, 28/02/2014
Fire Note 121 describes a pilot research project that applied the process of ‘place mapping’, a new approach for fire and land management agencies, to gain a better understanding of how communities in rural/urban areas perceive native vegetation in the context of their landscape.
Posted: 8 weeks 14 hours 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: 8 weeks 14 hours 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

Thu, 14/02/2013
Margaret River fire Dec 2012
The Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pledged $47 million over eight years for a new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre from 1 July 2013.
Mon, 14/01/2013
A Bushfire CRC research task force has been deployed to Tasmania
Up to 20 of Australia’s leading bushfire researchers will today begin investigating areas of national significance from the bushfires in Tasmania’s south east.
Fri, 11/01/2013
As serious bushfires continue to burn around Australia, families in high-risk areas are giving a lot of thought to their bushfire survival plans. But what role should children play in the planning process?
Mon, 07/01/2013
Australia’s leading bushfire researchers will investigate the Tasmanina fires
Australia’s leading bushfire researchers will this week begin investigating areas of national significance from the bushfires in Tasmania.
Tue, 11/12/2012
The Bushfire CRC has been Highly Commended in the Resilient Australia Awards
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.
Mon, 10/09/2012
Bushfire research in Victoria has been enhanced with a series of new projects
Bushfire research in Victoria has been enhanced with a series of new projects investigating fire behaviour, fire weather, smoke emissions and fire ecology to be undertaken by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre.

Recent FireNotes

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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.

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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...

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Fire Note 124: Fire managers have to face a multitude of competing priorities when considering how to reduce losses from future fires. With limited funds, an increasing population...

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Fire Note 123: This research developed models that predict the number and probability of human- caused bushfires per day in south west Western Australia from bushfire incident...

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Fire Note 122: This completed PhD research examined the role that warning fatigue plays in the risk perceptions, warning response and decision-making processes of people living in...

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Fire Note 121: This pilot research project applied the process of ‘place mapping’, a new approach for fire and land management agencies, to gain a better understanding...