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Photo - NSW RFS
Mon, 28/10/2013
Better management of emergency incidents can reduce any adverse consequences on communities. This Fire Note discusses research into multi-agency emergency management at regional and state levels to improve incident management.
Photo - CFA Communities and Communication
Tue, 08/10/2013
Bushfire CRC PhD student Grace Vincent from Deakin University is recruiting 50 firefighters from across Australia to help gather important data on firefighters and sleep during multi-day deployments. This research is important in managing firefighter health and safety, while providing ongoing protection against bushfires.
Home cut into a sloping block of land
Tue, 01/10/2013
Douglas Brown’s interest in designing homes with improved bushfire protection is both professional and deeply personal.
Bushfire Preparedness Research
Tue, 01/10/2013
It is a critical choice that could have devastating repercussions for residents in bushfire-prone areas. Yet it’s a decision that many will delay until the day of a fire. Why do residents delay their decision to defend or evacuate, and what can be done to help them make more timely, appropriate choices?
Is there an optimum amount of money to spend on prescribed burning?
Tue, 01/10/2013
The ability to rationalise decisions economically, and to understand how future bushfires will affect communities, the environment and the economy are necessities in fire and land management.
Yass fire - photo by the NSWRFS
Mon, 16/09/2013
Different psychological processes between individuals drives decision making. What does this mean for residents who are threatened by bushfire? Why do they decide to evacuate, stay and defend or wait and see?
Thu, 12/09/2013
The Bushfire CRC special event – ‘Putting Research to Good Use’ – has been postponed to early 2014. This major event to showcase the end of the Bushfire CRC was planned for late October 2013, but will now be held on a date to be determined after the summer bushfire season has concluded in 2014.
This years conference was the largest yet
Thu, 12/09/2013
The final Bushfire CRC conference, held in conjunction with the AFAC annual conference, was full of highlights in Melbourne last week. Key aspects of the week included the full day Research Forum, as well as both the research utilisation and outstanding contribution awards.

In the media...

South Coast Register
Fri, 13/09/2013
Think Progress
Fri, 13/09/2013
The Conversation
Thu, 12/09/2013
ABC The World Today
Wed, 11/09/2013
The Guardian
Wed, 11/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Canberra Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Newcastle Herald
Wed, 11/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Wed, 11/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
stuff.co.nz
Wed, 11/09/2013
North Queensland Register
Wed, 11/09/2013
Midland Express
Wed, 11/09/2013
Bombala Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Hawksbury Gazette
Wed, 11/09/2013
Posted: 8 weeks 1 day 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 1 day 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

Sun, 28/08/2011
Seasonal outlook map
The middle of Australia from coast to coast has the potential for above-normal bushfire activity this coming southern fire season because of very large areas of drying grass that grew extensively across the continent following the heavy rains last summer.
Fri, 26/08/2011
Gary Morgan at conference launch
The AFAC & Bushfire CRC Conference in Sydney kicks off next week at Darling harbour. The conference theme this year is New World, New Thinking and you can follow it on the Knowledge Web.
Wed, 10/08/2011
Outlook map for fire potential in northern Australia
The Bushfire CRC’s Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook for the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia and Queensland has been published.
Thu, 05/05/2011
Launch of 2011 conference in Sydney - Minister with group
The NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services has launched the conference program for the upcoming Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference.
Thu, 05/05/2011
Bushfire Science is the topic for a public event in Stawell, Victoria, next week, hosted by Free Range Science and the Bushfire CRC.
Tue, 19/04/2011

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...