Community safety and engagement

Research Forum – don’t miss it

The latest in fire science from around Australia and internationally will be showcased at this year’s Research Forum, which kicks off the AFAC and Bushfire CRC annual conference in Melbourne on 2 September.

A key part of the conference, the Research Forum highlights the diversity of research being conducted across the sector. The Forum is not just for scientists, but for all emergency management personnel and the wider researcher community.

Predicting bushfire preparedness from bushfire expectations

Fire Note 108: Fire agencies are seeking to understand if and how individuals and households prepare for a bushfire. They need to know if individuals and households prepare in different respects to an equal extent, and the factors that influence bushfire preparedness. This Fire Note examines the link between several potential predictors of why residents prepare for a bushfire and different types of bushfire preparedness activities.

Travel grants available

Travel grants of up to $3000 are available for end users to discuss and promote their organisations use of Bushfire CRC research at major international conferences.

Members of end user partner organisations are best placed to demonstrate how their organisations have utilised Bushfire CRC research to make effective improvements to the business of their organisation.

Promoting community bushfire preparedness

Fire Note 107: Despite the significant resources devoted to bushfire public education, people living in communities at risk of bushfire continue to demonstrate reluctance to adopting bushfire preparedness measures when these measures are communicated through passive, information-based approaches. This Fire Note discusses an action research program that was developed around the Tasmania Fire Service’s Community Development Pilot.

Exploring the capacity to adapt to climate change in the fire management sector of Victoria, Australia

K. Bosomworth, Handmer, J., and Dovers, S., Exploring the capacity to adapt to climate change in the fire management sector of Victoria, Australia, IAWF 3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference, Seattle, WA, 17-19 April 2012. IAWF, p. 138, 2012.


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