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The Bushfire CRC had a popular display at the Safety Summit
Wed, 07/11/2012
Fire safety was the main point of discussion at the 12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit held in Sydney at the end of October. Sponsored by the Bushfire CRC, the summit attracted more than 100 delegates from around Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe.
Fire Note 99 is investigating firebrands and their potential for spot fires.
Mon, 22/10/2012
Fire Note 99 documents the first stage of the Firebrand potential and spot fire initiation project. The results of this project will enable fire managers to better understand the process of spotting, assist in identifying when spotting will be a hazard and provide a basis for predicting its occurrence and maximum distance.
Fire Australia Spring 2012 cover
Thu, 18/10/2012
The Spring 2012 edition of Fire Australia is out, featuring stories on the Bushfire CRC seasonal bushfire outlook, a look at the extreme fire behaviour research project and an extract by Jerry Williams from the annual Bushfire CRC and AFAC conference on the growing threat of fire.
Bushfires are becoming more complex and expensive to manage.
Wed, 17/10/2012
Context is everything in today’s wildland fire debate. This paper focuses much attention on the dry forest types in the Western United States—which means Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and associated species. These forests are where many of our worst wildfires occur. I want to use these short-interval fire-adapted ecosystems to make some points about the relationship between their dynamics, our management of them, and the wildfire outcomes that we should expect.
The pyrotron allows fires to be studied safely.
Wed, 17/10/2012
Large bushfires can be destructive, but how do they progress to this state? A team of Bushfire CRC researchers is investigating how bushfires develop.
Australian seasonal bushfire assessment 2012-13
Wed, 17/10/2012
Determining the expected bushfire potential across the country is a scientific process. The Bushfire CRC recently brought together fire and weather experts from around Australia to discuss the upcoming bushfire season.
The stakeholder workshop attracted more than 80 participants.
Thu, 11/10/2012
Shared responsibly and what this means was discussed at a stakeholder workshop conducted by the Bushfire CRC, RMIT University and the Emergency Management network of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility earlier this year.
Bushfire CRC CEO Gary Morgan discusses natural hazards research with Channel 10.
Thu, 11/10/2012
Resources from the Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference are now available for ongoing learning and training in the emergency services and for the broader research community.

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Posted: 11 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: 11 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

Mon, 16/10/2006
Vital decisions that could save lives and homes “Prepare, stay and defend or leave early” – a national briefing for journalists to launch new evidence supporting a controversial bushfire action policy developed by Australian bushfire agencies.
Sun, 27/08/2006
Jerry Williams interviewed in Canberra 2006
A mega-fire is a new term for the most extreme bushfires in the United States. The Bushfire CRC has arranged for Jerry Williams from the US to conduct a series of workshops with fire agencies around Australia on this mega-fire phenomenon.
Wed, 09/08/2006
The story of the devastating bushfire that destroyed the town of Dwellingup in Western Australia in 1961 is the focus of a new education program on bushfire awareness for fire agencies and local communities across Australia. This DVD was launched at the 2006 Bushfire CRC annual conference in Melbourne.
Thu, 16/03/2006
Invite tacked to a post for the community event in the high country
The Bushfire CRC and its partners in NSW are inviting the community in the Snowy Plains to view one of the High Fire research sites and to find out more about bushfire research at an information evening in Berridale on Monday 20 March.
Tue, 14/02/2006
Fire and land management agencies in south eastern Australia will be able to better plan for changes in the severity and timing of bushfire seasons following the release of research on possible climate change impacts.
Fri, 03/02/2006
The Bushfire CRC, with support from the Tasmania Fire Service, has produced a short film on the 1967 Hobart fires. Black Tuesday will be shown on Southern Cross Television in Hobart and Darwin at 5.25pm, on Saturday, 4 February 2006.

Recent FireNotes

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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.

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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...