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Australia’s leading bushfire researchers will investigate the Tasmanina fires
Mon, 07/01/2013
Australia’s leading bushfire researchers will this week begin investigating areas of national significance from the bushfires in Tasmania.
Tue, 18/12/2012
The members of the Bushfire CRC endorsed two new Directors of the Governing Board, Yvonne Snedden and Victorian Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley, at the Annual General Meeting on 22 November.
Tue, 18/12/2012
An evaluation of research in Australian universities with the highest impact has placed projects with Bushfire CRC links at the very top of the scale.
Thu, 13/12/2012
The Bushfire CRC, in partnership with the Australian Science Media Centre, conducted an online background briefing on bushfires on current national bushfire research projects on 13 December 2012.
The Bushfire CRC has been Highly Commended in the Resilient Australia Awards
Thu, 06/12/2012
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre is honoured to be recognised by a Highly Commended award in this year’s national Resilient Australia Awards, for the impact of its collective research program over the last decade.
Fire Note 101 highlights gender matters in the Australian bushfire context
Wed, 05/12/2012
Fire Note 101 highlights the importance of gender matters in the Australian bushfire context and considers how the international literature on gender and disaster relates in the areas of risk perception and exposure, preparedness behaviour and communication, and response and recovery.
Fire Note 100
Mon, 26/11/2012
The Bushfire CRC has published Fire Note Issue 100, a special edition that looks back on the broad range of fire research projects that have been summarised in Fire Notes since 2005. It also looks ahead to the new areas of fire research that need to be undertaken.
The panel sessions were a popular addition to the forum program
Wed, 07/11/2012
More than 75 researchers, end users, PhD students, land managers and industry representatives attended the seventh Bushfire CRC Research Advisory Forum on 23-24 October, held at the NSW Rural Fire Service headquarters in Sydney.
Posted: 22 hours 28 min ago

The Bushfire CRC has been about learning and sharing, and this applies not just to research and science, but experiences too. Continuing the international collaborations established over the last decade is a visit in early May by American and French fire and risk managers.

Tom Harbour, US Forest Service National Director of Fire and Aviation Management, and Jean-...

Posted: 22 hours 40 min ago

Long after our doors have shut, the Bushfire CRC will have a suite of legacy materials accessible to all our partners and the wider public.

We want the research to drive change and to instigate thinking about utilisation, as this is the research our partners around Australia and in New Zealand have invested in. Our final forums are for everyone, including agency...

Nathan Maddock
Communications Officer Bushfire CRC

Media Releases

Mon, 06/10/2008
Above normal fire potential is forecast across southern Australia over the coming summer months as a result of the lack of rainfall this year. The emergence of La Nina conditions at the start of the year delivered good rainfall in the northern parts of Australia but failed to deliver anything significant in the southern half.
Thu, 04/09/2008
Urban Search and Rescue Exercise (USAR) – a demonstration of the USAR capability within the emergency service sector in South Australia, as part of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and Bushfire CRC conference in Adelaide.
Mon, 01/09/2008
Amongst more than one thousand delegates taking part in the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Conference starting in Adelaide today, will be 35 participants from Pacific Island countries.
Sun, 31/08/2008
Firefighters, researchers, scientists and fire prevention managers from around the globe will be in Adelaide next week for the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s (CRC) International Bushfire Research Conference 2008.
Wed, 27/08/2008
As we head into the next bushfire season across southern Australia senior fire and emergency management staff and leading international researchers will meet next week to discuss the major issues now confronting the industry.
Fri, 25/07/2008
The Mansfield community will remember the events of the 2006/07 Great Divide Fires on Friday 1 August 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 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...

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Fire Note 120: This research is investigating whether shorter, more frequent shifts are a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire...

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Fire Note 119: January 2013 saw NSW areas around Yass, Shoalhaven and Coonabarabran impacted by large fires. At the request of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the Bushfire...

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Fire Note 118: Better management of emergency incidents can reduce any adverse consequences on communities. This Fire Note discusses research into multi-agency emergency...

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Fire Note 117: The research findings presented in this Fire Note explain that different psychological processes between individuals drives their decision making....

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Fire Note 116: 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,...

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Fire Note 115: This Fire Note outlines a study on the amount of water needed as forests recover after fire. Research shows that after three years mixed species...