Helping agencies communicate safety

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Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 12:11am

The Bushfire CRC seasonal bushfire outlooks, published twice a year before the start of the northern and southern Australian bushfire seasons, are key outputs from your Bushfire CRC. Based on the latest science from Bushfire CRC partners, including the Bureau of Meteorology and fire and land management experts, the outlooks are useful tools for fire and land management agencies, firefighters, media outlets and the public right around the country.

For agencies, the outlooks assist fire managers in their fire season preparations. They are a valuable insight on the expected fire season based on the latest science, so agencies can plan accordingly, ensuring the right resources are in the right place for the season ahead. This flows on to community safety preparations, and the information distributed by agencies and the media. We know that bushfires will occur every year, and to ensure that communities in fire-prone areas are prepared for fire, it is important to continually refine education and preparedness information.

Media interest in the outlooks is always high, and this gives us the opportunity to assist agencies to get their community safety messages out, helping residents prepare for bushfire.

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