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Fears and myths in fire law
Tue, 29/01/2013
Since the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, litigation due to damage caused by bushfires has come into the spotlight. But just how common is bushfire litigation? A Bushfire CRC researcher has delved into the legal archives and produced a valuable resource.
Fire Note 103 explains the importance of urban and regional planning
Thu, 17/01/2013
Fire Note 103 explains the importance of urban and regional planning in managing bushfire risk.
Fire Note 102 explains the importance of a knowledge management system
Tue, 15/01/2013
Fire Note 102 explains the importance of a knowledge management system for the development of bushfire communication products. It shows the potential benefits of such a system for fire agencies, and outlines how the creation of a knowledge management system supports the Effective Communication: Communities and Bushfire project and broader bushfire research.
A Bushfire CRC research task force has been deployed to Tasmania
Mon, 14/01/2013
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.
Wed, 09/01/2013
Australia is going through a severe heatwave at the moment. So severe that the Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has added two new colours to their temperature scale for forecasts.
Australia’s leading bushfire researchers will investigate the Tasmanina fires
Mon, 07/01/2013
Australia’s leading bushfire researchers will this week begin investigating areas of national significance from the bushfires in Tasmania.
Tue, 18/12/2012
The members of the Bushfire CRC endorsed two new Directors of the Governing Board, Yvonne Snedden and Victorian Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley, at the Annual General Meeting on 22 November.
Tue, 18/12/2012
An evaluation of research in Australian universities with the highest impact has placed projects with Bushfire CRC links at the very top of the scale.

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Posted: 29 weeks 2 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: 29 weeks 2 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

Fri, 25/05/2007
Residents and workers of north-east Victoria have the opportunity to find out more about bushfire research in the region with two community events planned for early next month.
Thu, 17/05/2007
As bushfires burn throughout Australia virtually all year round, the role of the firefighter remains a difficult one. With an ever expanding rural-urban interface, firefighters are often involved in protecting property and apart from the intense heat and physical demands, firefighters may also be exposed to bushfire smoke that contains a cocktail of volatile compounds. Research by Annemarie De Vos from the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre has found that the types of face masks available for those at the fire-front vary greatly in their ability to shield the firefighter from particulate matter and the gases present in bushfire smoke.
Mon, 14/05/2007
Researchers at 4th International Wildfire Conference in Seville talk about "Stay or Go".
Wed, 11/04/2007
The Governing Board of the Bushfire CRC has appointed Len Foster AO as its new chairman.
Fri, 02/02/2007
GPS technology used to track firefighter movements by researchers
Mon, 01/01/2007
Announcement of National Bushfire Forum for 27 February 2007, Canberra

Recent FireNotes

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Fire Note 136:  This Fire Note reports in detail on the smoke dispersion modelling work undertaken as part of the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation...

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Fire Note 134: This Fire Note examines the role of anxiety and worry in relation to how people process bushfire safety and warning information and the impact of these...

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Fire Note 135: This Fire Note details research that estimates toxic emissions commonly encountered by firefighters extinguishing fires in semi rural...

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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...