Current stories

rake test as part of the ASH simulation
Thu, 20/06/2013
Fire Note 111 presents research into discovering more about the combined effects of exposure to smoke, high temperatures and sleep restriction on firefighters.
Fire Note 110 - smoke composition
Tue, 11/06/2013
Fire Note 110 focuses on the influence of the physical condition of different plant species from forests and grasslands in eastern and northern Australia.
The proposed new FDR system will incorporate new elements
Fri, 07/06/2013
Three interim reports into a new science-based fire danger rating system are now available on the Bushfire CRC website.
Dr Lachie McCaw from DEC launches the Research Advisory Forum
Fri, 07/06/2013
The biannual Bushfire CRC Research Advisory Forum was hosted by the Western Australia Department of Conservation and Environment (DEC) in late May at its new premises in Perth.
Participants on the field trip to Margaret River
Fri, 07/06/2013
The Fire, Weather and Risk Workshop attracted almost 100 participants to Busselton, Western Australia on 15-17 of May 2013.
FireDST is a proof of concept simulation system
Mon, 13/05/2013
Fire Note 109 reports on the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation Decision Support Tool (FireDST), a proof of concept simulation system that aims to provide critical fire planning information to emergency services, government and the public.
Bushfire CRC logo
Thu, 09/05/2013
The Governing Board of your Bushfire CRC had one if its regular meetings on 17 April 2013. At that meeting the Board was advised that there was some confusion surrounding the Bushfire CRC. The following should provide some clarity.
The Research Forum at the Perth 2012 conference
Thu, 09/05/2013
The latest in fire science from around Australia and internationally will be showcased at this year’s Research Forum, which kicks off the AFAC and Bushfire CRC annual conference in Melbourne on 2 September.
Posted: 16 weeks 6 hours 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 6 hours 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, 14/12/2009
Students from all over Australia and New Zealand will have the chance to investigate key issues for fire and land management agencies as part of the Bushfire CRC’s latest postgraduate scholarship program.
Mon, 12/10/2009
Residents in areas affected by the Black Saturday fires are being asked to contribute to a long term study on how communities deal with bushfires. The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and RMIT University's Centre for Risk and Community Safety are this month conducting a survey to better understand the range of experiences of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
Mon, 14/09/2009
High fire potential for 2009-10 southern bushfire season Above normal fire potential is expected over most of the south-east of Australia in the coming months. For the first time, all of Victoria, south-eastern New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, and the southern areas of South Australia are rated by fire and land management agencies as having such a high level of fire potential for the bushfire season.
Fri, 07/08/2009
Australia’s fire and land management agencies have committed to securing a national centre for long-term research into fire. The commitment follows today’s announcement by Minister Kim Carr about the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Program. The Bushfire CRC was unsuccessful in gaining funds in this round of CRC funding from the Australian Government. A consortium of 42 Australian fire and land management agencies, research partners and industry partners had put forward a bid for $50m to supplement the sector’s $100m own commitment to an eight year research program.
Tue, 26/05/2009
As Australian recovers from its worst ever fire season, a new study establishes for the first time the safe physical work standards that should be applied for the nation’s 220,000 volunteer firefighters.
Tue, 26/05/2009
As Australian recovers from its worst ever fire season, a new study establishes for the first time the safe physical work standards that should be applied for the nation’s 220,000 volunteer firefighters.

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.


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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...