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Fire Note 127 - Fire cycle insights aid in bushfire
Thu, 26/06/2014
This research details the first comprehensive investigation of the factors influencing the lifecycle of a bushfire. The period between when a fire starts, and when it reaches its maximum rate of spread (its ‘steady state’) is the only time attacking the fire can be effective.
Using fire simulations to assess house vulnerability at the urban interface
Mon, 23/06/2014
This Fire Note presents an alternative approach to evaluating building vulnerability using a dynamic bushfire simulator, taking into account location specific effects of vegetation, weather and terrain.
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Thu, 12/06/2014
This Fire Note discusses the findings of research that has investigated future scenarios for Australian bushfires and explored the role of economic evaluation in informing bushfire management and policy decisions into the future.
Register for Paying the Price online forum now
Wed, 11/06/2014
Join leading researchers and industry representatives in interactive discussion for the Paying the Price online forum on Tuesday 17 June at 12:30pm, part of our Research To Drive Change series.
Replay the Next G fire prediction forum
Fri, 30/05/2014
Over 120 people participated in the Next G fire prediction online forum earlier this week, covering the FireDST project.
Photo: CFS Promotions Unit
Thu, 29/05/2014
Bushfire CRC PhD student Brianna Larsen at Deakin University is studying how very hot conditions influence firefighters’ work performance and safety when on the fireground. She needs volunteers to help with the next phase of her PhD.
Photo - Anthony Clark, NSW RFS
Wed, 21/05/2014
Knowing which risk-mitigation strategies provide the best value for money is potentially of great benefit to fire managers facing significant resource-allocation challenges.
Register for Next G Fire Prediction online forum now
Wed, 21/05/2014
Join leading researchers and industry representatives in interactive discussion for the second of our Research To Drive Change online forums on Tuesday 27 May at 1pm.

In the media...

Mandurah Mail
Wed, 11/09/2013
Melton and Moorabool Weekly
Wed, 11/09/2013
Casey Weekly
Wed, 11/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 10/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Tue, 10/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 10/09/2013
Hawksbury Gazette
Tue, 10/09/2013
Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Weekly
Tue, 10/09/2013
Seven News
Mon, 09/09/2013
Climate Spectator
Fri, 06/09/2013
The Courier Mail
Tue, 13/08/2013
Tue, 13/08/2013
Mon, 17/06/2013
Science Network Western Australia
Fri, 24/05/2013
Financial Review
Fri, 12/04/2013
Posted: 16 weeks 4 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: 16 weeks 4 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

Fri, 12/07/2013
Northern Australia seasonal bushfire outlook 2013
Large areas of northern Australia face the prospect of an above normal bushfire season this year, due to generally below average rainfall in the months leading up to the main fire season.
Wed, 22/05/2013
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research program is taking shape
Bushfire, flood and cyclone experts will meet in Melbourne this week to shape the research program for the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
Mon, 08/04/2013
Research is looking at how smoke from bushfires may pose risks to health
A new study is looking at how smoke from bushfires may pose risks to some people’s health.
Thu, 28/03/2013
A major research program will begin in the Shoalhaven in NSW following a fire
A major research program will begin in the Shoalhaven in New South Wales on 3 April, with Bushfire CRC researchers spending four days in the area to learn from experience of locals who lived through the recent fires.
Mon, 18/03/2013
The research task force near Jugiong
A major research program will begin this week to learn from the January grass fire which affected areas around Jugiong in NSW.
Wed, 20/02/2013
Coonabarabran research taskforce Feb 2013
Bushfire CRC and NSW Rural Fire Service teams are in Coonabarabran in central NSW this week talking to residents about their experiences of the January bushfire.

Recent FireNotes

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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...

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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...