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The 12th IWF Safety Summit takes place in Sydney on 25-26 October
Thu, 20/09/2012
Bushfire CRC researchers will be presenting at the 12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit in Sydney on 25-26 October.
The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service won the research utilisation award
Tue, 18/09/2012
In a week of highlights, the Research Forum, Student Showcase and research utilisation award were proud moments for the Bushfire CRC at our joint annual conference with AFAC in Perth in late August.
Research shows that Australian EM policy suffers from a lack clear objectives
Fri, 14/09/2012
Fire Note 97 reports on research that shows that Australian emergency management policy suffers from a lack of clear objectives or measures of success.
A prescribed burn in Victoria's Otway Ranges
Mon, 10/09/2012
The latest Bushfire CRC Fire Note examines the effect of prescribed burning on forest carbon and greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.
Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2012-13
Tue, 28/08/2012
Large areas of southern Australia, from the east coast to the west coast, face above average fire potential for the 2012-13 fire season, despite the extensive fires in some parts of the country over the last 12 months.
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.
Posted: 17 weeks 4 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: 17 weeks 4 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

Tue, 27/07/2004
New Zealand’s grass fires are the target of new collaborative research with Australia. The study involving research scientists and fire agencies in collaboration uses state-of-the-art technology to help more accurately predict and plan for grassland fires.
Fri, 14/05/2004
A new fire research and education facility, the first of its kind in Australia, will be launched in the Northern Territory today. Each year part of the Territory Wildlife Park, near Darwin, will be burnt, allowing the public and students to experience the effects of fire on the environment first hand.
Tue, 24/02/2004
Australia's tropical savannas cover two million square kilometres and are largely uncleared. They account for about a third of Australia's land-based carbon stores and have the potential to store even more.
Tue, 09/12/2003
Climate change is likely to see an increase in the larger, more intense bushfires across Australia, a University of Melbourne bushfire expert says. Dr Kevin Tolhurst, a senior lecturer in fire ecology and management in the University’s Institute of Land and Food Resources (ILFR), says such fires would also have a significant impact on Australia’s water and biodiversity values.
Tue, 09/12/2003
The behaviour of fires in different terrain, climate, and vegetation type will be the focus of research aiming to test fire management practices in different landscapes.
Tue, 09/12/2003
The NSW Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) will contribute $100,000 per year as a partner in the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), launched today, in recognition of the need for ongoing research into bushfires and the best way to prevent and manage them.

Recent FireNotes

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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,...

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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...