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Participants on the field trip to Margaret River
Fri, 07/06/2013
The Fire, Weather and Risk Workshop attracted almost 100 participants to Busselton, Western Australia on 15-17 of May 2013.
FireDST is a proof of concept simulation system
Mon, 13/05/2013
Fire Note 109 reports on the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation Decision Support Tool (FireDST), a proof of concept simulation system that aims to provide critical fire planning information to emergency services, government and the public.
Bushfire CRC logo
Thu, 09/05/2013
The Governing Board of your Bushfire CRC had one if its regular meetings on 17 April 2013. At that meeting the Board was advised that there was some confusion surrounding the Bushfire CRC. The following should provide some clarity.
The Research Forum at the Perth 2012 conference
Thu, 09/05/2013
The latest in fire science from around Australia and internationally will be showcased at this year’s Research Forum, which kicks off the AFAC and Bushfire CRC annual conference in Melbourne on 2 September.
The Bushfire CRC is a finalist in a number of awards at the CRCA conference
Thu, 09/05/2013
The Bushfire CRC is a finalist in a number of awards at the national Cooperative Research Centre Association annual conference in Melbourne next week.
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.

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Posted: 21 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: 21 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

Tue, 26/05/2009
Are our volunteer firefighters fit enough? This is one of the questions to be addressed at the Pathfinders: the Innovators Conference in Canberra this week (May 26–28). Eight early career scientists have been selected to present their research results at the conference, organised by the Cooperative Research Centres Association.
Wed, 06/05/2009
The manager of Great Southern Limited’s Gippsland plantation estate, Brendan Pippen, has been seconded to a specialist body which is investigating the devastating recent Victorian bushfires.
Mon, 02/02/2009
The Bushfire CRC is accepting donations to further its research program – the centre is on the Register of Environmental Organisations with the Australian Government’s Department of Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts. Donations to the Bushfire Research Fund are tax deductible.
Mon, 12/01/2009
Australia’s peak fire management and research organizations are calling for ongoing support for scientific research to deal with the bushfire threat to our communities. Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of Black Friday, Victoria’s highest fatality bushfire events. From December 1938 to January 1939, fires burnt around two million hectares, causing 71 fatalities and destroying more than 650 buildings. The fire severity peaked on Friday January 13 - Black Friday.
Wed, 10/12/2008
Key research findings into understanding the health and wellbeing of firefighters will be presented to the Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH) on Thursday 11 December. According to Deakin University PhD candidate Jenni Raines, who is conducting her research in conjunction with the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, bushfire fighting is unmistakably a hazardous occupation.
Mon, 27/10/2008
The events of the 2006/07 Great Divide Fires will be remembered on Tuesday 28 October when "Wildfire in the High Country" is launched. "Wildfire in the High Country" is a collection of reports, stories, letters, poems, art works and photographs from the fires compiled by the Mansfield Writers’ Group.

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...