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Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2013-2014
Mon, 02/09/2013
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, despite the extensive fires in some parts of the country over the last 12 months. View the full outlook in Fire Note 116.
Quantifying the impact of fire on tree water use
Thu, 22/08/2013
Do mixed species eucalyptus forests use more water as they recover from fire?
Tue, 13/08/2013
Dr Laurie Hammond has accepted the appointment of Independent Chair of the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
2013 conference logo
Mon, 12/08/2013
The 10th and final Bushfire CRC conference is almost upon us. This year the joint event with AFAC is at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 2-5 September.
What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface?
Wed, 31/07/2013
What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface? This research is assisting fire agencies gain a better understanding of potentially toxic emissions and their exposure concentrations at these types of fires.
The ebook is available now for free
Wed, 10/07/2013
The Bushfire CRC has produced an ebook for parents on how to talk to children about bushfire preparation and safety.
Nominations for the Excellence in Utilisation of Research Award are open
Mon, 08/07/2013
Does your agency make outstanding use of Bushfire CRC research in its business? If so, your agency is eligible for the Excellence in Utilisation of Bushfire CRC Research Award, with applications open now.
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.
Posted: 29 weeks 6 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: 29 weeks 6 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 136:  This Fire Note reports in detail on the smoke dispersion modelling work undertaken as part of the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation...

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Fire Note 134: This Fire Note examines the role of anxiety and worry in relation to how people process bushfire safety and warning information and the impact of these...

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Fire Note 135: This Fire Note details research that estimates toxic emissions commonly encountered by firefighters extinguishing fires in semi rural...

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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...