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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?
The Bushfire CRC task force team in Dunalley
Tue, 12/11/2013
The report of a Bushfire CRC task force following the January 2013 Tasman Peninsula bushfire was released as part of the 2013 Tasmanian Bushfires Inquiry on 15 October 2013.
Posted: 4 weeks 4 days 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 3 days 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

Fri, 12/07/2013
Northern Australia seasonal bushfire outlook 2013
Large areas of northern Australia face the prospect of an above normal bushfire season this year, due to generally below average rainfall in the months leading up to the main fire season.
Wed, 22/05/2013
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research program is taking shape
Bushfire, flood and cyclone experts will meet in Melbourne this week to shape the research program for the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
Mon, 08/04/2013
Research is looking at how smoke from bushfires may pose risks to health
A new study is looking at how smoke from bushfires may pose risks to some people’s health.
Thu, 28/03/2013
A major research program will begin in the Shoalhaven in NSW following a fire
A major research program will begin in the Shoalhaven in New South Wales on 3 April, with Bushfire CRC researchers spending four days in the area to learn from experience of locals who lived through the recent fires.
Mon, 18/03/2013
The research task force near Jugiong
A major research program will begin this week to learn from the January grass fire which affected areas around Jugiong in NSW.
Wed, 20/02/2013
Coonabarabran research taskforce Feb 2013
Bushfire CRC and NSW Rural Fire Service teams are in Coonabarabran in central NSW this week talking to residents about their experiences of the January bushfire.

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...