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Clear guidelines for planning in new housing areas is needed
Tue, 23/04/2013
Clear guidelines for planning in new housing areas are needed to respond to the issues facing emergency management now and in the future.
Photo - Carrol Preston, Department of Sustainabilty and Environment
Tue, 23/04/2013
Hot temperatures, high winds and low humidity are important factors in bushfire behaviour. Predicting these complex weather interactions is the goal of a Bushfire CRC project being led by the Bureau of Meteorology.
Fire Australia Autumn edition cover
Tue, 23/04/2013
The Autumn 2013 edition of Fire Australia is out now, featuring Bushfire CRC research into understanding the extremes of fire and weather on the cover, plus much more.
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Mon, 22/04/2013
Fire Note 107 discusses an action research program that was developed around the Tasmania Fire Service’s Community Development Pilot. Findings from the pilot have facilitated the wider adoption and implementation of community engagement principals into broader Tasmania Fire Service community education programs.
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.
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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.

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Posted: 10 months 3 weeks 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: 10 months 3 weeks 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...

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Media Releases

Mon, 06/10/2008
Above normal fire potential is forecast across southern Australia over the coming summer months as a result of the lack of rainfall this year. The emergence of La Nina conditions at the start of the year delivered good rainfall in the northern parts of Australia but failed to deliver anything significant in the southern half.
Thu, 04/09/2008
Urban Search and Rescue Exercise (USAR) – a demonstration of the USAR capability within the emergency service sector in South Australia, as part of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and Bushfire CRC conference in Adelaide.
Mon, 01/09/2008
Amongst more than one thousand delegates taking part in the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Conference starting in Adelaide today, will be 35 participants from Pacific Island countries.
Sun, 31/08/2008
Firefighters, researchers, scientists and fire prevention managers from around the globe will be in Adelaide next week for the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s (CRC) International Bushfire Research Conference 2008.
Wed, 27/08/2008
As we head into the next bushfire season across southern Australia senior fire and emergency management staff and leading international researchers will meet next week to discuss the major issues now confronting the industry.
Fri, 25/07/2008
The Mansfield community will remember the events of the 2006/07 Great Divide Fires on Friday 1 August when Wildfire in the High Country is launched. Wildfire in the High Country is a collection of reports, stories, letters, poems, art works and photographs from the fires compiled by the Mansfield Writers’ Group.

Recent FireNotes

Fire Note 137: In the 2003 Canberra bushfires, a number of unusual fires were observed in which bushfire spread sideways in a diagonal or crosswise direction to...

Fire Note 136: This Fire Note reports in more detail on the smoke dispersion modelling work undertaken as part of the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation...

Fire Note 135: This Fire Note details research that estimates toxic emissions commonly encountered by firefighters extinguishing fires in semi-rural communities...

Fire Note 134: This Fire Note outlines research undertaken within the bushfire-prone communities of Roleystone and Kelmscott in the Perth Hills, about 45 minutes...

Fire Note 133: The national research featured in this Fire Note investigated the community and householder characteristics that contribute to bushfire preparedness in...

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 and defend...

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...

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...