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A fire-safer home
Mon, 13/01/2014
As we witnessed in September and October 2013 in NSW, transferring the suburban house into a setting susceptible to bushfires causes a lot of problems.
Disaster Handbook Review
Mon, 13/01/2014
Handbook of disaster policies and institutions—improving emergency management and climate change adaptation Professor John Handmer and Professor Stephen Dovers
Research has helped measure erosion following bushfires
Mon, 13/01/2014
What has been learned about how fire affects water supply, carbon emissions and smoke?
Photo - CFA Communities and Communication
Wed, 08/01/2014
Are shorter, more frequent shifts for firefighters and incident managers a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire and land management agencies in Australia?
The Bushfire CRC task force team in Dunalley
Tue, 12/11/2013
The report of a Bushfire CRC task force following the January 2013 Tasman Peninsula bushfire was released as part of the 2013 Tasmanian Bushfires Inquiry on 15 October 2013.
Ebook author Dr Briony Towers at the launch
Tue, 12/11/2013
Highlighting the breadth and depth of Australia’s national bushfire research program, two books were launched by the Bushfire CRC on 23 October in Melbourne.
Tue, 12/11/2013
Watch an insightful interview on emergency law with Bushfire CRC researcher Michael Eburn.
Photo - NSW RFS
Mon, 28/10/2013
Better management of emergency incidents can reduce any adverse consequences on communities. This Fire Note discusses research into multi-agency emergency management at regional and state levels to improve incident management.

In the media...

Posted: 25 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: 25 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

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 133. The national research featured in this Fire Note investigated the community and householder characteristics that contribute to bushfire preparedness in...

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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,...