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Mon, 30/06/2014
The change in the way that bushfires are managed has been strengthened by the extensive and concerted efforts of the Bushfire CRC.
Thank you from your Bushfire CRC
Fri, 27/06/2014
After 11 years of active research, your Bushfire CRC will conclude the research program on 30 June. Click here for more details.
Replay the Paying the Price online forum
Fri, 27/06/2014
The Paying the Price online forum, part of the Research to Drive Change series, is now available for replay.
Using fire simulations to assess house vulnerability at the urban interface
Mon, 23/06/2014
This Fire Note presents an alternative approach to evaluating building vulnerability using a dynamic bushfire simulator, taking into account location specific effects of vegetation, weather and terrain.
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Thu, 12/06/2014
This Fire Note discusses the findings of research that has investigated future scenarios for Australian bushfires and explored the role of economic evaluation in informing bushfire management and policy decisions into the future.
Register for Paying the Price online forum now
Wed, 11/06/2014
Join leading researchers and industry representatives in interactive discussion for the Paying the Price online forum on Tuesday 17 June at 12:30pm, part of our Research To Drive Change series.
Replay the Next G fire prediction forum
Fri, 30/05/2014
Over 120 people participated in the Next G fire prediction online forum earlier this week, covering the FireDST project.
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Thu, 29/05/2014
Bushfire CRC PhD student Brianna Larsen at Deakin University is studying how very hot conditions influence firefighters’ work performance and safety when on the fireground. She needs volunteers to help with the next phase of her PhD.
Posted: 22 weeks 1 day 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: 22 weeks 1 day 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

Fri, 12/07/2013
Northern Australia seasonal bushfire outlook 2013
Large areas of northern Australia face the prospect of an above normal bushfire season this year, due to generally below average rainfall in the months leading up to the main fire season.
Wed, 22/05/2013
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research program is taking shape
Bushfire, flood and cyclone experts will meet in Melbourne this week to shape the research program for the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
Mon, 08/04/2013
Research is looking at how smoke from bushfires may pose risks to health
A new study is looking at how smoke from bushfires may pose risks to some people’s health.
Thu, 28/03/2013
A major research program will begin in the Shoalhaven in NSW following a fire
A major research program will begin in the Shoalhaven in New South Wales on 3 April, with Bushfire CRC researchers spending four days in the area to learn from experience of locals who lived through the recent fires.
Mon, 18/03/2013
The research task force near Jugiong
A major research program will begin this week to learn from the January grass fire which affected areas around Jugiong in NSW.
Wed, 20/02/2013
Coonabarabran research taskforce Feb 2013
Bushfire CRC and NSW Rural Fire Service teams are in Coonabarabran in central NSW this week talking to residents about their experiences of the January bushfire.

Recent FireNotes

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Fire Note 133. The national research featured in this Fire Note investigated the community and householder characteristics that contribute to bushfire preparedness in...

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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,...