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Fire spread model of the 2009 Kilmore East fire using Fire DST
Tue, 10/09/2013
A short new video highlights the exciting developments the Fire DST proof of concept software program has made, and how it builds on existing fire mapping products.
Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2013-2014
Mon, 02/09/2013
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, despite the extensive fires in some parts of the country over the last 12 months. View the full outlook in Fire Note 116.
Quantifying the impact of fire on tree water use
Thu, 22/08/2013
Do mixed species eucalyptus forests use more water as they recover from fire?
Tue, 13/08/2013
Dr Laurie Hammond has accepted the appointment of Independent Chair of the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
2013 conference logo
Mon, 12/08/2013
The 10th and final Bushfire CRC conference is almost upon us. This year the joint event with AFAC is at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 2-5 September.
What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface?
Wed, 31/07/2013
What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface? This research is assisting fire agencies gain a better understanding of potentially toxic emissions and their exposure concentrations at these types of fires.
The ebook is available now for free
Wed, 10/07/2013
The Bushfire CRC has produced an ebook for parents on how to talk to children about bushfire preparation and safety.
Nominations for the Excellence in Utilisation of Research Award are open
Mon, 08/07/2013
Does your agency make outstanding use of Bushfire CRC research in its business? If so, your agency is eligible for the Excellence in Utilisation of Bushfire CRC Research Award, with applications open now.

In the media...

Mandurah Mail
Wed, 11/09/2013
Melton and Moorabool Weekly
Wed, 11/09/2013
Casey Weekly
Wed, 11/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 10/09/2013
Brisbane Times
Tue, 10/09/2013
Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 10/09/2013
Hawksbury Gazette
Tue, 10/09/2013
Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Weekly
Tue, 10/09/2013
Seven News
Mon, 09/09/2013
Climate Spectator
Fri, 06/09/2013
The Courier Mail
Tue, 13/08/2013
news.com.au
Tue, 13/08/2013
insurancenews.com.au
Mon, 17/06/2013
Science Network Western Australia
Fri, 24/05/2013
Financial Review
Fri, 12/04/2013
Posted: 7 weeks 6 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: 7 weeks 6 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

Wed, 23/02/2011
Residents of the Perth hills areas affected by the recent bushfires will be invited to take part in a study of how communities deal with fire.
Wed, 06/10/2010
Seasonal bushfire outlook 2010
Across southern Australia, above-normal fire potential is expected over the remaining drought affected parts of the southeast, including much of Victoria, and west coast areas of South Australia, for summer 2010-11.
Tue, 31/08/2010
The Victorian State Government this week launched a fire prediction and early warning system based on Bushfire CRC research that will deliver detailed information on the spread of fires to help protect communities in the event of a bushfire.
Tue, 10/08/2010
Greater cooperation between agencies could assist national efforts to prevent deliberately lit bushfires, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) latest report.
Fri, 06/08/2010
Wind – the key factor for dangerous bushfire weather Wind speed plays a bigger role than temperature in creating dangerous conditions for bushfires, says Dr Andrew Dowdy a physicist from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Sat, 31/07/2010
A national bushfire research institute will be established to build upon the gains of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and the findings of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Recent FireNotes

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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.

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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...

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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...