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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.
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.

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Posted: 9 weeks 10 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: 9 weeks 10 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

Fri, 11/06/2010
Australasian and US fire experts map out future research More than 40 invited Australian, New Zealand and United States researchers, practitioners and policy-makers will gather in Melbourne and Canberra next week for a research symposium focussing on bushfires on the urban-rural fringe.
Mon, 17/05/2010
A Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre forum on fire in the high country will be held this week in Albury.
Fri, 16/04/2010
Trial by fire: testing a house design Scientists have ‘flame-tested’ a steel-framed house near Mogo on the NSW south coast to see how the structure withstands realistic bushfire conditions.
Mon, 01/02/2010
Bushfire detection cameras are being trialled in Australia this summer in the Otway Ranges, on Victoria’s south-west coast and near Tumut in New South Wales.
Sun, 31/01/2010
A survey designed to help better understand residents’ actions in the 7 February 2009 Victorian bushfires has been completed by the Bushfire CRC as part of more extensive research project on the Black Saturday fires.
Fri, 29/01/2010
DC-10 trial for the summer A DC-10 air tanker brought into Victoria to help with bushfire operations this summer is being evaluated by researchers at the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre.

Recent FireNotes

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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...

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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...