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Thu, 13/12/2012
The Bushfire CRC, in partnership with the Australian Science Media Centre, conducted an online background briefing on bushfires on current national bushfire research projects on 13 December 2012.
The Bushfire CRC has been Highly Commended in the Resilient Australia Awards
Thu, 06/12/2012
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre is honoured to be recognised by a Highly Commended award in this year’s national Resilient Australia Awards, for the impact of its collective research program over the last decade.
Fire Note 101 highlights gender matters in the Australian bushfire context
Wed, 05/12/2012
Fire Note 101 highlights the importance of gender matters in the Australian bushfire context and considers how the international literature on gender and disaster relates in the areas of risk perception and exposure, preparedness behaviour and communication, and response and recovery.
Fire Note 100
Mon, 26/11/2012
The Bushfire CRC has published Fire Note Issue 100, a special edition that looks back on the broad range of fire research projects that have been summarised in Fire Notes since 2005. It also looks ahead to the new areas of fire research that need to be undertaken.
The panel sessions were a popular addition to the forum program
Wed, 07/11/2012
More than 75 researchers, end users, PhD students, land managers and industry representatives attended the seventh Bushfire CRC Research Advisory Forum on 23-24 October, held at the NSW Rural Fire Service headquarters in Sydney.
Pôle Risques and the Bushfire CRC have signed an MOU
Wed, 07/11/2012
Bilateral bushfire research and development has been strengthened with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Bushfire CRC and Pôle Risques, a French risk management organisation.
The Bushfire CRC had a popular display at the Safety Summit
Wed, 07/11/2012
Fire safety was the main point of discussion at the 12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit held in Sydney at the end of October. Sponsored by the Bushfire CRC, the summit attracted more than 100 delegates from around Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe.
Fire Note 99 is investigating firebrands and their potential for spot fires.
Mon, 22/10/2012
Fire Note 99 documents the first stage of the Firebrand potential and spot fire initiation project. The results of this project will enable fire managers to better understand the process of spotting, assist in identifying when spotting will be a hazard and provide a basis for predicting its occurrence and maximum distance.

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Posted: 22 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: 22 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

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 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,...