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CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson launched the conference
Thu, 18/04/2013
More than 1400 delegates will come together in Melbourne from 2-5 September to discuss the latest challenges and trends in emergency management at the biggest and most important all hazards conference of its kind in Australasia, the 20th AFAC and 10th Bushfire CRC conference.
PhD student Cathy Cao presenting to the AFAC Community Safety Group
Thu, 18/04/2013
Bushfire CRC research is regularly presented for discussion at AFAC Groups as part of an ongoing engagement between researchers and the industry.
Thu, 11/04/2013
This update from Naomi Brown, Interim Chair, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC outlines the next stage of the CRC development process, as well as the work completed to date.
Fire Note 106 investigates teamwork & decision making differences in IMTs
Wed, 03/04/2013
Fire Note 106 investigates the teamwork and decision making differences between familiar (pre-formed) and unfamiliar (ad hoc) incident management teams.
Thu, 28/03/2013
What has happened to date? On 13 February 2013, the Australian Government announced it will contribute up to $47 million over eight years to establish a new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) from 1 July 2013. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will ensure that the valuable work done by the Bushfire CRC can continue while developing a complementary natural hazards research program.
Tue, 19/03/2013
On 13 February 2013, the Prime Minister announced the Federal Government will make a substantial investment in the establishment of a new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
Photo - Department of Sustainabilty and Environment
Wed, 27/02/2013
A collaboration between the Bushfire CRC and the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service aims to assist fire agencies learn from a bushfire with a staff ride – a practical learning activity in analysing response to a fire.
Fire Australia Summer 2013 cover
Wed, 13/02/2013
The Summer 2013 edition of Fire Australia is out now, featuring Bushfire CRC research into improving firefighter health and safety on the cover, plus much more.

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: 4 weeks 1 day ago

More than a decade ago, Australia and New Zealand embarked on a coordinated fire science program through the Bushfire CRC – the first such effort to include a broad scope of scientific disciplines that was nationally coordinated and addressing user needs.

The bushfires of the scale experienced on Black Saturday in 2009 raised many research questions for...

Posted: 10 weeks 20 hours ago

As the research is progressively completed in coming months, communicating the outputs to partners will be the major focus of the Bushfire CRC. This is an exciting time, and we aim to make it as easy as possible for both end users and researchers. Two final reports are already complete, for 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 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...