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Robert De Ligt presents at the forum
Thu, 09/05/2013
Researchers and end users met in Melbourne this week to discuss “Contemporary Challenges in Managing Bushfires”. The forum was organised under the joint Bushfire CRC and AFAC professional development series.
End users can travel to conferences to promote their utilisation research
Mon, 06/05/2013
Travel grants of up to $3000 are available for end users to discuss and promote their organisations use of Bushfire CRC research at major international conferences.
Photo - Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA
Mon, 06/05/2013
Fire Note 108 outlines community preparedness research conducted into the bushfires that occurred in the Perth Hills in February 2011. It examines the link between several potential predictors of why residents prepare for a bushfire and different types of bushfire preparedness activities.
Photo - Carrol Preston, Department of Sustainabilty and Environment
Tue, 23/04/2013
Hot temperatures, high winds and low humidity are important factors in bushfire behaviour. Predicting these complex weather interactions is the goal of a Bushfire CRC project being led by the Bureau of Meteorology.
Fire Australia Autumn edition cover
Tue, 23/04/2013
The Autumn 2013 edition of Fire Australia is out now, featuring Bushfire CRC research into understanding the extremes of fire and weather on the cover, plus much more.
PhD students from around the world are enhancing fire research in Australia
Tue, 23/04/2013
Postgraduate students from around the world are bringing a diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge to enhance fire research through the Bushfire CRC.
Clear guidelines for planning in new housing areas is needed
Tue, 23/04/2013
Clear guidelines for planning in new housing areas are needed to respond to the issues facing emergency management now and in the future.
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Mon, 22/04/2013
Fire Note 107 discusses an action research program that was developed around the Tasmania Fire Service’s Community Development Pilot. Findings from the pilot have facilitated the wider adoption and implementation of community engagement principals into broader Tasmania Fire Service community education programs.

In the media...

South Coast Register
Fri, 13/09/2013
Think Progress
Fri, 13/09/2013
The Conversation
Thu, 12/09/2013
ABC The World Today
Wed, 11/09/2013
The Guardian
Wed, 11/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Canberra Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Newcastle Herald
Wed, 11/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Wed, 11/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
stuff.co.nz
Wed, 11/09/2013
North Queensland Register
Wed, 11/09/2013
Midland Express
Wed, 11/09/2013
Bombala Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Hawksbury Gazette
Wed, 11/09/2013
Posted: 3 weeks 6 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: 9 weeks 6 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

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 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...