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The ebook is available now for free
Wed, 10/07/2013
The Bushfire CRC has produced an ebook for parents on how to talk to children about bushfire preparation and safety.
Nominations for the Excellence in Utilisation of Research Award are open
Mon, 08/07/2013
Does your agency make outstanding use of Bushfire CRC research in its business? If so, your agency is eligible for the Excellence in Utilisation of Bushfire CRC Research Award, with applications open now.
Research Day proceedings are now available
Mon, 08/07/2013
The formal proceedings of the Research Day, held as part of the Bushfire CRC and AFAC 2012 Conference in Perth are now available.
Research shows that residents need triggers to take different actions
Tue, 02/07/2013
Why do many residents of bushfire prone areas delay their decision to defend or evacuate in response to a bushfire until the day of a fire?
Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran
Mon, 01/07/2013
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre is helping Tasmania, New South Wales and the rest of the country learn valuable community safety lessons from a destructive bushfire season.
Roleystone Kelmscott Fire
Mon, 01/07/2013
A new science-based fire danger rating system is being developed by the Bushfire CRC, working with the Attorney-General’s Department and all states and territories.
Home is more than a house
Mon, 01/07/2013
Understanding how people view their surroundings— including nearby bushland—as part of ‘home’ helps researchers better address community risk and bushfire education.
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.

In the media...

Newcastle Star
Mon, 30/09/2013
The Guardian
Fri, 27/09/2013
The Young Witness
Fri, 27/09/2013
SBS
Fri, 27/09/2013
Asia Pacifc Fire
Mon, 23/09/2013
Indymedia
Fri, 20/09/2013
ABC 612 Brisbane
Thu, 19/09/2013
ABC 612 Brisbane
Thu, 19/09/2013
Wyndham Weekly
Wed, 18/09/2013
Melton and Moorabool Weekly
Wed, 18/09/2013
ABC 720 Perth
Tue, 17/09/2013
insurancenews.com.au
Mon, 16/09/2013
The Age
Sat, 14/09/2013
The Standard
Sat, 14/09/2013
Green Left Weekly
Sat, 14/09/2013
Posted: 4 weeks 3 days ago

More than a decade ago, Australia and New Zealand embarked on a coordinated fire science program through the Bushfire CRC – the first such effort to include a broad scope of scientific disciplines that was nationally coordinated and addressing user needs.

The bushfires of the scale experienced on Black Saturday in 2009 raised many research questions for...

Posted: 10 weeks 2 days ago

As the research is progressively completed in coming months, communicating the outputs to partners will be the major focus of the Bushfire CRC. This is an exciting time, and we aim to make it as easy as possible for both end users and researchers. Two final reports are already complete, for the...

Nathan Maddock
Communications Officer Bushfire CRC

Media Releases

Sun, 28/08/2011
Seasonal outlook map
The middle of Australia from coast to coast has the potential for above-normal bushfire activity this coming southern fire season because of very large areas of drying grass that grew extensively across the continent following the heavy rains last summer.
Fri, 26/08/2011
Gary Morgan at conference launch
The AFAC & Bushfire CRC Conference in Sydney kicks off next week at Darling harbour. The conference theme this year is New World, New Thinking and you can follow it on the Knowledge Web.
Wed, 10/08/2011
Outlook map for fire potential in northern Australia
The Bushfire CRC’s Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia and Queensland has been published.
Thu, 05/05/2011
Launch of 2011 conference in Sydney - Minister with group
The NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services has launched the conference program for the upcoming Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference.
Thu, 05/05/2011
Bushfire Science is the topic for a public event in Stawell, Victoria, next week, hosted by Free Range Science and the Bushfire CRC.
Tue, 19/04/2011

Recent FireNotes

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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...

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Fire Note 121: This pilot research project applied the process of ‘place mapping’, a new approach for fire and land management agencies, to gain a better understanding...

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Fire Note 120: This research is investigating whether shorter, more frequent shifts are a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire...

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Fire Note 119: January 2013 saw NSW areas around Yass, Shoalhaven and Coonabarabran impacted by large fires. At the request of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the Bushfire...

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Fire Note 118: Better management of emergency incidents can reduce any adverse consequences on communities. This Fire Note discusses research into multi-agency emergency...

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Fire Note 117: The research findings presented in this Fire Note explain that different psychological processes between individuals drives their decision making....

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Fire Note 116: Large areas of southern Australia, especially along the east and west coasts extending inland, face above normal fire potential for the 2013-2014 fire season,...

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Fire Note 115: This Fire Note outlines a study on the amount of water needed as forests recover after fire. Research shows that after three years mixed species...