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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.
Fire Note 106 investigates teamwork & decision making differences in IMTs
Wed, 03/04/2013
Fire Note 106 investigates the teamwork and decision making differences between familiar (pre-formed) and unfamiliar (ad hoc) incident management teams.
Thu, 28/03/2013
What has happened to date? On 13 February 2013, the Australian Government announced it will contribute up to $47 million over eight years to establish a new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) from 1 July 2013. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will ensure that the valuable work done by the Bushfire CRC can continue while developing a complementary natural hazards research program.
Tue, 19/03/2013
On 13 February 2013, the Prime Minister announced the Federal Government will make a substantial investment in the establishment of a new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
Photo - Department of Sustainabilty and Environment
Wed, 27/02/2013
A collaboration between the Bushfire CRC and the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service aims to assist fire agencies learn from a bushfire with a staff ride – a practical learning activity in analysing response to a fire.
Fire Australia Summer 2013 cover
Wed, 13/02/2013
The Summer 2013 edition of Fire Australia is out now, featuring Bushfire CRC research into improving firefighter health and safety on the cover, plus much more.

In the media...

South Coast Register
Fri, 13/09/2013
Think Progress
Fri, 13/09/2013
The Conversation
Thu, 12/09/2013
ABC The World Today
Wed, 11/09/2013
The Guardian
Wed, 11/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Canberra Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Newcastle Herald
Wed, 11/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Wed, 11/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
stuff.co.nz
Wed, 11/09/2013
North Queensland Register
Wed, 11/09/2013
Midland Express
Wed, 11/09/2013
Bombala Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Hawksbury Gazette
Wed, 11/09/2013
Posted: 13 weeks 4 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: 13 weeks 4 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 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...

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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...