Current stories

The Bushfire CRC and AFAC contingent in France
Mon, 13/08/2012
Research using a 3D fire suppression simulator was undertaken when representatives from the Bushfire CRC recently travelled to France as part of a study tour to exchange best practices in fire response.
Mon, 13/08/2012
The future of fire research was discussed at the June meeting of the Standing Council for Police and Emergency Management (SCPEM).
Conference posters
Mon, 13/08/2012
A record number of research posters will be on show at the annual Bushfire CRC and AFAC conference this year, with over 80 posters from Bushfire CRC researchers on show, explaining their research and how it will benefit you.
AFAC '12 logo
Thu, 09/08/2012
The last day of the Bushfire CRC and AFAC annual conference, Friday 31 August, is devoted to professional development sessions.
Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2012
Fri, 03/08/2012
The Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2012 has been released as a Bushfire CRC Fire Note.
Fire Australia Winter 2012 cover
Wed, 01/08/2012
The Winter edition of Fire Australia is out, featuring stories on Bushfire CRC research into using an iPhone application to help those at risk of bushfire engage more actively in bushfire preparedness, as well as mapping fire severity in northern Australia and a new tertiary course on bushfire planning and management.
An iPhone app is being used to help people prepare for bushfire
Wed, 01/08/2012
A team of Bushfire CRC researchers is helping residents of bushfire-prone areas prepare for a bushfire by modifying their thoughts using an iPhone application.
Bushfire reaches tertiary level
Wed, 01/08/2012
A new tertiary course for bushfire consultants based on the latest research is being developed by a consortium of university and fire industry bodies.

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Canberra Times
Sat, 28/12/2013
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ABC 774 Melbourne
Sat, 14/12/2013
Yahoo News
Wed, 04/12/2013
Milton Ulladulla Times
Tue, 03/12/2013
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South Coast Register
Fri, 29/11/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Sun, 13/10/2013
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Mon, 07/10/2013
Stawell Times
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Cowra Community News
Mon, 07/10/2013
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 5 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, 16/10/2006
Vital decisions that could save lives and homes “Prepare, stay and defend or leave early” – a national briefing for journalists to launch new evidence supporting a controversial bushfire action policy developed by Australian bushfire agencies.
Sun, 27/08/2006
Jerry Williams interviewed in Canberra 2006
A mega-fire is a new term for the most extreme bushfires in the United States. The Bushfire CRC has arranged for Jerry Williams from the US to conduct a series of workshops with fire agencies around Australia on this mega-fire phenomenon.
Wed, 09/08/2006
The story of the devastating bushfire that destroyed the town of Dwellingup in Western Australia in 1961 is the focus of a new education program on bushfire awareness for fire agencies and local communities across Australia. This DVD was launched at the 2006 Bushfire CRC annual conference in Melbourne.
Thu, 16/03/2006
Invite tacked to a post for the community event in the high country
The Bushfire CRC and its partners in NSW are inviting the community in the Snowy Plains to view one of the High Fire research sites and to find out more about bushfire research at an information evening in Berridale on Monday 20 March.
Tue, 14/02/2006
Fire and land management agencies in south eastern Australia will be able to better plan for changes in the severity and timing of bushfire seasons following the release of research on possible climate change impacts.
Fri, 03/02/2006
The Bushfire CRC, with support from the Tasmania Fire Service, has produced a short film on the 1967 Hobart fires. Black Tuesday will be shown on Southern Cross Television in Hobart and Darwin at 5.25pm, on Saturday, 4 February 2006.

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...