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Exciting new features for Fire Notes
Fri, 28/02/2014
If you have noticed that Fire Notes now look a bit different, you would be correct. To assist you to organise, share and act, Fire Notes now have new features. These features will be included in all future editions, beginning with Fire Note 121.
AFAC 2013 Conference Logo
Fri, 28/02/2014
The formal proceedings of the Research Forum, held as part of the 2013 Bushfire CRC and AFAC Conference in Melbourne are now available.
Place mapping can help agencies & communities discuss fire risk
Fri, 28/02/2014
Fire Note 121 describes a pilot research project that applied the process of ‘place mapping’, a new approach for fire and land management agencies, to gain a better understanding of how communities in rural/urban areas perceive native vegetation in the context of their landscape.
Assist us with research into the October 2013 NSW bushfires
Fri, 31/01/2014
The Bushfire CRC and NSW Rural Fire Service are seeking your assistance with research relating to the October 2013 bushfires via an online survey.
A fire-safer home
Mon, 13/01/2014
As we witnessed in September and October 2013 in NSW, transferring the suburban house into a setting susceptible to bushfires causes a lot of problems.
Disaster Handbook Review
Mon, 13/01/2014
Handbook of disaster policies and institutions—improving emergency management and climate change adaptation Professor John Handmer and Professor Stephen Dovers
Research has helped measure erosion following bushfires
Mon, 13/01/2014
What has been learned about how fire affects water supply, carbon emissions and smoke?
Photo - CFA Communities and Communication
Wed, 08/01/2014
Are shorter, more frequent shifts for firefighters and incident managers a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire and land management agencies in Australia?

In the media...

LaTrobe University
Thu, 13/02/2014
RN Drive
Wed, 12/02/2014
The Conversation
Tue, 11/02/2014
The Age
Tue, 11/02/2014
Bush Telegraph
Tue, 11/02/2014
New Zealand Herald
Tue, 11/02/2014
SBS
Tue, 11/02/2014
Mandurah Mail
Fri, 31/01/2014
Bush Telegraph
Mon, 27/01/2014
702 ABC Sydney
Fri, 24/01/2014
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 24/01/2014
North Queensland Register
Fri, 24/01/2014
Liverpool City Champion
Fri, 24/01/2014
The Advocate
Thu, 23/01/2014
ABC News
Thu, 23/01/2014
Posted: 16 weeks 2 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 2 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, 24/08/2012
The Bushfire CRC Research Forum will connect emergency managers with researchers
More than 30 researchers from universities and emergency management agencies across Australia and New Zealand will describe their latest work at the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s Research Forum in Perth on 28 August.
Thu, 23/08/2012
The 19th AFAC and Bushfire CRC Conference 2012 will be held in Perth, 28-31 Aug
The 19th AFAC and Bushfire CRC Conference 2012 will be held in Perth, Western Australia, from 28-31 August, 2012, attracting more than 1000 people in emergency services throughout Australasia and high calibre presenters from around the world.
Fri, 15/06/2012
Shelford grassfire
ACT firefighters undergo stress tests with bushfire researchers
Mon, 14/05/2012
Fire at somersby falls
Emergency service agencies and scientists call for more research funding as a Climate Commission report predicts record heatwaves, bushfires and rising sea levels in New South Wales because of climate change.
Thu, 17/11/2011
The science and the politics of burning the Australian landscape to reduce bushfire risk and promote biodiversity is the subject of a new CSIRO Publishing book sponsored by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre to be launched in Melbourne next week by the Hon Bernard Teague, AO, Chair of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
Thu, 22/09/2011
Roleystone fire
Many Perth Hills residents recognised a bushfire was possible in their area before the February fires, but did not see it as a threat to their own lives or properties, a Bushfire CRC study of residents has found.

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.

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,...

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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...