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Power To The People
Fri, 11/07/2014
Replay the video from our latest research forum, Power To The People, available now.
Thank you from your Bushfire CRC
Fri, 27/06/2014
After 11 years of active research, your Bushfire CRC will conclude the research program on 30 June. Click here for more details.
Replay the Paying the Price online forum
Fri, 27/06/2014
The Paying the Price online forum, part of the Research to Drive Change series, is now available for replay.
Fire Note 127 - Fire cycle insights aid in bushfire
Thu, 26/06/2014
This research details the first comprehensive investigation of the factors influencing the lifecycle of a bushfire. The period between when a fire starts, and when it reaches its maximum rate of spread (its ‘steady state’) is the only time attacking the fire can be effective.
Using fire simulations to assess house vulnerability at the urban interface
Mon, 23/06/2014
This Fire Note presents an alternative approach to evaluating building vulnerability using a dynamic bushfire simulator, taking into account location specific effects of vegetation, weather and terrain.
Photo: CFS Promotions Unit
Thu, 12/06/2014
This Fire Note discusses the findings of research that has investigated future scenarios for Australian bushfires and explored the role of economic evaluation in informing bushfire management and policy decisions into the future.
Register for Paying the Price online forum now
Wed, 11/06/2014
Join leading researchers and industry representatives in interactive discussion for the Paying the Price online forum on Tuesday 17 June at 12:30pm, part of our Research To Drive Change series.
Replay the Next G fire prediction forum
Fri, 30/05/2014
Over 120 people participated in the Next G fire prediction online forum earlier this week, covering the FireDST project.

In the media...

LaTrobe University
Thu, 13/02/2014
RN Drive
Wed, 12/02/2014
The Conversation
Tue, 11/02/2014
The Age
Tue, 11/02/2014
Bush Telegraph
Tue, 11/02/2014
New Zealand Herald
Tue, 11/02/2014
SBS
Tue, 11/02/2014
Mandurah Mail
Fri, 31/01/2014
Bush Telegraph
Mon, 27/01/2014
702 ABC Sydney
Fri, 24/01/2014
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 24/01/2014
North Queensland Register
Fri, 24/01/2014
Liverpool City Champion
Fri, 24/01/2014
The Advocate
Thu, 23/01/2014
ABC News
Thu, 23/01/2014
Posted: 8 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: 8 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

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 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...