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Research shows that residents need triggers to take different actions
Tue, 02/07/2013
Why do many residents of bushfire prone areas delay their decision to defend or evacuate in response to a bushfire until the day of a fire?
Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran
Mon, 01/07/2013
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre is helping Tasmania, New South Wales and the rest of the country learn valuable community safety lessons from a destructive bushfire season.
Roleystone Kelmscott Fire
Mon, 01/07/2013
A new science-based fire danger rating system is being developed by the Bushfire CRC, working with the Attorney-General’s Department and all states and territories.
Home is more than a house
Mon, 01/07/2013
Understanding how people view their surroundings— including nearby bushland—as part of ‘home’ helps researchers better address community risk and bushfire education.
rake test as part of the ASH simulation
Thu, 20/06/2013
Fire Note 111 presents research into discovering more about the combined effects of exposure to smoke, high temperatures and sleep restriction on firefighters.
Fire Note 110 - smoke composition
Tue, 11/06/2013
Fire Note 110 focuses on the influence of the physical condition of different plant species from forests and grasslands in eastern and northern Australia.
The proposed new FDR system will incorporate new elements
Fri, 07/06/2013
Three interim reports into a new science-based fire danger rating system are now available on the Bushfire CRC website.
Dr Lachie McCaw from DEC launches the Research Advisory Forum
Fri, 07/06/2013
The biannual Bushfire CRC Research Advisory Forum was hosted by the Western Australia Department of Conservation and Environment (DEC) in late May at its new premises in Perth.

In the media...

Midland Express
Wed, 11/09/2013
Bombala Times
Wed, 11/09/2013
Hawksbury Gazette
Wed, 11/09/2013
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
news.com.au
Tue, 13/08/2013
Posted: 25 weeks 3 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: 25 weeks 3 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, 14/12/2009
Students from all over Australia and New Zealand will have the chance to investigate key issues for fire and land management agencies as part of the Bushfire CRC’s latest postgraduate scholarship program.
Mon, 12/10/2009
Residents in areas affected by the Black Saturday fires are being asked to contribute to a long term study on how communities deal with bushfires. The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and RMIT University's Centre for Risk and Community Safety are this month conducting a survey to better understand the range of experiences of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
Mon, 14/09/2009
High fire potential for 2009-10 southern bushfire season Above normal fire potential is expected over most of the south-east of Australia in the coming months. For the first time, all of Victoria, south-eastern New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, and the southern areas of South Australia are rated by fire and land management agencies as having such a high level of fire potential for the bushfire season.
Fri, 07/08/2009
Australia’s fire and land management agencies have committed to securing a national centre for long-term research into fire. The commitment follows today’s announcement by Minister Kim Carr about the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Program. The Bushfire CRC was unsuccessful in gaining funds in this round of CRC funding from the Australian Government. A consortium of 42 Australian fire and land management agencies, research partners and industry partners had put forward a bid for $50m to supplement the sector’s $100m own commitment to an eight year research program.
Tue, 26/05/2009
As Australian recovers from its worst ever fire season, a new study establishes for the first time the safe physical work standards that should be applied for the nation’s 220,000 volunteer firefighters.
Tue, 26/05/2009
As Australian recovers from its worst ever fire season, a new study establishes for the first time the safe physical work standards that should be applied for the nation’s 220,000 volunteer firefighters.

Recent FireNotes

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Fire Note 133. The national research featured in this Fire Note investigated the community and householder characteristics that contribute to bushfire preparedness in...

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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,...