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Thinking Under Fire
Tue, 14/10/2014
What do people think and do when faced with the threat of bushfire? This is the focus of the next and final online research forum on Tuesday 21 October.
Research has been released following the Oct 2013 NSW bushfires
Tue, 30/09/2014
Resident experiences of the October 2013 bushfires in New South Wales' Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Port Stephens areas have been analysed in a report by the Bushfire CRC.
Thu, 25/09/2014
Missed the recent Beyond The Incident research forum? You can now replay the forum video and gain access to a range of resources including Fire Notes and research reports.
Awake, smoky and hot!
Wed, 17/09/2014
Research on the potential impact of fatigue, smoke emissions and heat on firefighters working at bushfires will be discussed at the next Bushfire CRC Research To Drive Change online forum.
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Mon, 25/08/2014
Fire and its impact on water and the atmosphere will be the focus of the next Bushfire CRC Research To Drive Change online forum later this week (12.30 pm Friday 29 August).
Research To Drive Change
Thu, 21/08/2014
Missed the last Research To Drive Change forum? Living on the Edge is available for viewing.
Power To The People
Fri, 11/07/2014
Replay the video from our latest research forum, Power To The People, available now.
Mon, 30/06/2014
Posted: 21 weeks 15 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: 21 weeks 15 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

Wed, 11/12/2013
Community research is underway in NSW following the October 2013 bushfires
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre have been engaged by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service to conduct independent community research into the October 2013 bushfires.
Wed, 04/12/2013
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Residents in several NSW regions are encouraged to contribute to a major research program which commences this week, looking into recent fire activity in the area.
Wed, 27/11/2013
Coonabarabran 2013 fire aftermath 2
Resident experiences of the three most challenging bushfires from January 2013 in NSW have been analysed by the Bushfire CRC.
Wed, 23/10/2013
Two books have been launched by the Bushfire CRC
Highlighting the breadth and depth of Australia’s national bushfire research program, two books have today been launched by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
Mon, 02/09/2013
Decade of fire science on show at Research Forum
The latest in fire science from around Australia and the world will be showcased at the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s Research Forum in Melbourne today, Monday 2 September.
Fri, 30/08/2013
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More than 1700 fire, emergency service, and land management staff will meet with fire researchers at the milestone 20th annual Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) and 10th annual Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre next week (2-5 September).

Recent FireNotes

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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,...

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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...