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Wed, 21/05/2014
Knowing which risk-mitigation strategies provide the best value for money is potentially of great benefit to fire managers facing significant resource-allocation challenges.
Register for Next G Fire Prediction online forum now
Wed, 21/05/2014
Join leading researchers and industry representatives in interactive discussion for the second of our Research To Drive Change online forums on Tuesday 27 May at 1pm.
Research findings from mapping fire severity in tropical northern Australia
Mon, 12/05/2014
The Northern Fire Mapping project developed fire severity mapping to help manage fire in the tropical savannas and rangelands across Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The online forum held for this study is now available for replay.
Learn more about mapping fire in northern Australia
Mon, 28/04/2014
Mapping fire in the tropical north will be the first topic covered by the Bushfire CRC’s Research to Drive Change online forum series, scheduled for 12pm AEST on Wednesday 7 May.
Predicting daily human-caused bushfire ignitions
Mon, 28/04/2014
Fire Note 123 details research undertaken to develop models that predict the number and probability of human-caused bushfires per day in south west Western Australia from bushfire incident records and weather data.
Firefighters work in smoky conditions
Tue, 01/04/2014
Bushfire CRC research has helped to understand what is in the smoke, particularly smoke from bushfires at the rural–urban fringe.
Bushfire CRC PhD students at the AFAC and Bushfire CRC conference in Perth, 2012
Tue, 01/04/2014
The Bushfire CRC scholarship program has so far produced 45 PhD graduates—with more to graduate in the next few years—ensuring the future of Australian fire research.
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.

In the media...

Posted: 20 weeks 6 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: 20 weeks 6 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

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 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,...

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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...