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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.
Thu, 13/12/2012
The Bushfire CRC, in partnership with the Australian Science Media Centre, conducted an online background briefing on bushfires on current national bushfire research projects on 13 December 2012.
The Bushfire CRC has been Highly Commended in the Resilient Australia Awards
Thu, 06/12/2012
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.
Fire Note 101 highlights gender matters in the Australian bushfire context
Wed, 05/12/2012
Fire Note 101 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.
Fire Note 100
Mon, 26/11/2012
The Bushfire CRC has published Fire Note Issue 100, a special edition that looks back on the broad range of fire research projects that have been summarised in Fire Notes since 2005. It also looks ahead to the new areas of fire research that need to be undertaken.

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Posted: 16 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: 16 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, 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 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...

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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...

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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...