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Model Pinpoints Factors Driving Extreme Bushfire Behaviour


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 background winds. It occurred alongside rapid and intense downwind fire spread...

Assessing Smoke Exposure from Bushfires and Prescribed Burns


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 Decision Support Tool (Fire DST) project,providing a better ...

New Modelling Methods to Estimate Smoke Exposure


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

Toxic emissions from burning houses,...

Anxiety and Worry Linked with Lower Bushfire Preparedness: Study


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 east of Perth, Western Australia. The researchers surveyed householders to...

National study profiles bushfire preparedness


Fire Note 133: The national research featured in this Fire Note investigated the community and householder characteristics that contribute to bushfire preparedness in Australia's bushfire-prone areas.

The findings are based on four separate...

Prepared for action: new tools and insights


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, evacuate safely or improve the property’s fire resistance when left unattended...

Study captures insights on bushfire risk and response


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 Bushfire CRC to conduct community-focused research with a number of communities hit...

Fire In the landscape, assessing the impact


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). Among its key findings, the research shows that controlled burning in fire-...

Life On The Edge: Living With Risk


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 explores how householders perceive the value and risks of living in or near bushland and...

Shared responsibility: A new way forward?


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 findings investigate the complexities and challenges of shared responsibility and...

Fire cycle insights aid in bushfire battle


Fire Note 127: Understanding how a bushfire progresses from ignition to conflagration is essential to planning effective suppression strategies and issuing public warnings – thereby saving lives. The period between when a fire starts, and when it reaches its...

Using fire simulations to assess house vulnerability at the urban interface


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, which can then be used to create maps of potential fire behaviour. Simulation...

Linking assessment of future bushfire scenarios and economics


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 Fire Note discusses the findings of research that has investigated...

Making strategic choices


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 to protect from bushfire, and more people living in bushfire-prone areas, fire...

Predicting daily human-caused bushfire ignitions


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 records and weather data.

Significant predictor factors used in these models...

Warning fatigue is not a myth


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 bushfire-prone areas. The study showed that warning fatigue reduced attention...

We all view our surroundings differently


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 of how communities in rural/urban areas perceive native vegetation in the context of their...

Shift length: when less is more


Fire Note 120: This research is investigating whether shorter, more frequent shifts are a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire and land management agencies in Australia. Data is currently being analysed,...

How three communities reacted to bushfire


Fire Note 119: January 2013 saw NSW areas around Yass, Shoalhaven and Coonabarabran impacted by large fires. At the request of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the Bushfire CRC coordinated a field research task force to interview a sample of...

Multi-agency emergency management coordination above the IMT


Fire Note 118: Better management of emergency incidents can reduce any adverse consequences on communities. This Fire Note discusses research into multi-agency emergency management at regional and state levels to improve incident management. The...

Residents intentions and reasons in the face of bushfire


Fire Note 117: The research findings presented in this Fire Note explain that different psychological processes between individuals drives their decision making. Residents who wait and see when threatened by a bushfire do so because they fear making...

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2013-2014


Fire Note 116: 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....

Quantifying the impact of fire on tree water use


Fire Note 115: This Fire Note outlines a study on the amount of water needed as forests recover after fire. Research shows that after three years mixed species eucalyptus forests that regenerate by sprouting do not use more water than similar unburnt...

Assessing toxic emissions at the rural/urban interface


Fire Note 114: This Fire Note outlines the emission products released in smoke from rural/urban interface fires and what this means. The materials burnt during the research are commonly present in a house or surrounds, but the current knowledge on...

Northern Australia seasonal bushfire outlook 2013


Fire Note 113: Large areas of northern Australia face the prospect of an above normal bushfire season this year, due to generally below average rainfall in the months leading up to the main fire season.

This is the major conclusion of the Bushfire CRC...

Defend or evacuate? Why residents delay this decision


Fire Note 112: This Fire Note outlines research investigating why many residents of bushfire prone areas delay their decision to defend or evacuate in response to a bushfire until the day of a fire. The research examined several plausible reasons for...

Awake, smoky and hot - fighting fire without fire


Fire Note 111: Exposure to smoke and high temperatures, coupled with little sleep, can impair firefighters’ cognitive (mental) and physical capacities on the fireground. This Fire Note presents research currently being undertaken to discover more...

Smoke composition and the flammability of forests and grasslands


Fire Note 110: This Fire Note focuses on the influence of the physical condition of different plant species from forests and grasslands in eastern and northern Australia. In two studies, the influence of fuel moisture on the combustion...

Fire impact and risk evaluation


Fire Note 109: This Fire Note reports on the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation Decision Support Tool (FireDST), a proof of concept simulation system that aims to provide critical fire planning information to emergency services, government and the...

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...

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...

The influence of familiarity on teamwork and decision making


Fire Note 106: This completed PhD research investigated the teamwork and decision making differences between familiar (pre-formed) and unfamiliar (ad hoc) incident management teams (IMTs). This Fire Note examines the ways in which the...

Economic contributions to bushfire management and policy


Fire Note 105: There is growing interest for economic information to help inform resource allocation decisions during bushfires. This Fire Note highlights how economic principals can assist, by appraising the breadth of economic information and...

Understanding social networks for bushfire preparation


Fire Note 104: This Fire Note presents examples of social networks, aiming to understand the quality and characteristics of a social network that can aid bushfire preparedness. In this context, social networks refers to relationships that connect...

Urban and regional planning for risk and uncertainty in a changing climate


Fire Note 103: Urban and regional planning has an increasingly significant contribution to make in managing bushfire risk. This Fire Note reports on initial outcomes of research to identify leading practice in spatial planning for bushfire risk and...

Making knowledge visible


Fire Note 102: This Fire Note explains the importance of a knowledge management system for the development of bushfire communication products. It shows the potential benefits of such a system for fire agencies, and outlines how the creation of a...

Gender and bushfire


Fire Note 101: This Fire Note highlights the importance of gender matters in the Australian bushfire context and considers how the international literature on gender and disaster relates in the areas of risk perception and exposure, preparedness...

Fire Note - a shared resource of fire knowledge


Fire Note 100: This Fire Note is a special edition that looks back on the broad range of fire research projects that have been summarised in Fire Notes since 2005. It also looks ahead to the new areas of fire research that need to be...

Firebrand behaviour and the probability of fuel bed ignition


Fire Note 99: This Fire Note documents the first stage of the Firebrand potential and spot fire initiation project. This project is developing understanding of the spot fire ignition potential of firebrands under a range of fuel and weather...

Community bushfire safety issues: findings from interviews with residents affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires


Fire Note 98: Immediately following the 7 February 2009 Victorian bushfires the Bushfire CRC organised a multi-agency Task Force to investigate and report on three aspects of the fire: fire behaviour; building survivability and infrastructure; and human...

Mainstreaming fire and emergency management - what is possible, what is feasible?


Fire Note 97: Research has shown that Australian emergency management policy suffers from a lack of clear objectives or measures of success. This absence means that agencies, governments and citizens cannot identify whether or not policy objectives...

Environmental impacts of prescribed and wildfire - emissions management


Fire Note 96: This Fire Note examines the effect of prescribed burning on forest carbon and greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. Results from this project will supply critical information to predict the emission of greenhouse gases from...

Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2012-13


Fire Note 95: 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. However, the area most at...

Fire development, transitions and suppression, an overview


Fire Note 94: Fire development, transitions and suppression, an overview.

This Fire Note outlines what is being investigated during the project, including: the factors influencing the transport of firebrands; the initiation of spot fires from...

Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2012


Fire Note 93: Large areas of Northern Australia will face above-normal fire potential for the 2012-13 fire season, despite the extensive fires in some parts of the region last season. Significant areas of land were not burnt last year so the fire potential in...

Fire severity mapping


Fire Note 92. Fire severity mapping: Mapping the effects of fire on savanna vegetation in northern Australia from satellite imagery.

This Fire Note builds on the PhD work of Andrew Edwards on mapping the effects of fire on tropical savanna...

Householders' Survival Decisions Under Threat of Bushfire


Fire Note 91: This Fire Note explores the survival decisions made by householders in the Lake Clifton area of Western Australia when they came under threat from a bushfire in early 2011.

The week after the fire, researchers from the University of Western...

Erosion risk to water resources in fire and rainfall regimes


Fire Note 90: Erosion and local flooding after fire in mountainous terrain can have adverse impacts on water resources and infrastructure.

An understanding of landscape vulnerability to fire impacts provides the basis on which to predict erosion once a fire has...

Children's knowledge of bushfire hazards


Fire Note 89: Pioneering Bushfire CRC research is helping children learn about bushfires and other hazards as well as helping education, emergency service and other authorities enhance the effectiveness of bushfire education campaigns.

Before Bushfire CRC PhD...

Defining Community: Debates and implications for bushfire policy


Fire Note 88: The increasing use of the term “community” can be seen as part of an international trend in disaster management towards formally recognising the importance of community power, resilient communities and encouraging links between communities and government...

Checklist items for researchers: Householder preparations for bushfires


Fire Note 87: Bushfire CRC researchers Jim McLennan and Glenn Elliott of La Trobe University have produced a handy booklet for community bushfire safety researchers that provides a checklist of questions about household bushfire preparation activities.


Southern Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2011-12


Fire Note 86:  A thick, tall band of grass extends across much of the middle of Australia from the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in southern Queensland and the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales. The grass – waist- and even shoulder-high in places – ...

Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2011


Fire Note 85:  Large areas of Northern Australia face above-normal fire potential for the 2011 fire season. The main cause of the above normal risk is strong vegetation growth in many areas fuelled by the wet weather that accompanied the very strong La Niña event of 2010-11...

Predicting fire from dry lightning


Fire Note 84: Fires caused by lightning are responsible for a large proportion of the area burnt by bushfires throughout Australia and the world.

Bushfire CRC researcher Dr Andrew Dowdy and project leader Graham Mills – both with the Bureau...

Identifying smoke impacts from bushfires extending into the rural-urban interface


Fire Note 83: The expanding rural-urban fringe means there is likely to be increased firefighting activity in such settings. The rural-urban interface is an environment characterised  by a more complex mixture of fuels, resulting in an increased risk of toxic products in...

Understanding fire law


Fire Note 82: Fire agencies and the community need to understand the limit of the law as it applies to fire planning and emergencies and to advocate for reforms to ensure that the legal system does not impose undue burdens on communities that must live with the risk of fire...

Firefighter health and safety


Fire Note 80:  This document provides a current overview of the key findings to date from the Bushfire CRC Firefighter health and safety research project.

Hydration of Australian rural bushfire fighters


Fire Note 81: This Fire Note focuses on two studies investigating the role of prescribing fluids before firefighters deploy to the fire ground and the prescription of fluids during their fire ground shift. The effect of these hydration strategies on firefighters'...

The process and pattern of eucalypt forest decline in the absence of fire


Fire Note 79: Vic Jurskis and Todd Walmsley of Forests NSW collected information about  declining eucalypt stands in coastal New South Wales from the Queensland border to the Victorian border.

"Declining stands are found in areas of poorly drained or aerated soils,...

Eucalypt decline in the absence of fire: Relationship to the ectomycorrhizal fungal community


Fire Note 78: Eucalypt dieback is widespread throughout Australia affecting many forests that are utilised for wood resources or are protected for conservation. The causes of eucalypt dieback are currently unknown but may be related to altered fire regimes and associated...

How bushfire fighters think about worst-case scenarios


Fire Note 77: La Trobe University Bushfire CRC PhD scholar Claire Johnson studied the extent to which firefighters prepare for the worst during incidents, highlighting the importance of being ready for a worst-case scenario and finding inconsistencies in preparation for...

Predicting woody fuel consumption: Can existing models be used?


Fire Note 76: The ability to accurately predict woody fuel consumption during a fire is important for both forest and fire management. Information on woody fuel consumption in Australian southern eucalypt forest is scant and the predictive capacity of existing models...

Know your patch to grow your patch


Fire Note 75: This Fire Note describes the Know Your Patch to Grow Your Patch guide, produced by Dr Alison Cottrell of James Cook University as an end product of the Bushfire CRC Understanding Communities project.

The guide (available here from the Bushfire CRC) is...

The relevance of the pack hike test for Australian bushfire firefighters


Fire Note 74: Fighting bushfires is a physically demanding occupation and therefore firefighters need to be physically fit to work safely and productively.

Many firefighting agencies employ physical competency tests such as the Pack Hike Test to determine whether...

Strategic implications for incident control systems in Australia and New Zealand


Fire Note 73: Bushfire CRC research led by Dr Christine Owen of the University of Tasmania has scrutinised Incident Management  teamwork in Australia and New Zealand and found a number of areas of concern as well as areas that work well.

Both countries use a...

New Zealand Seasonal Wildfire Assessment


Fire Note 72: The New Zealand seasonal wildfire assessment is out for summer 2010/2011.

In a first, the Bushfire CRC in association with New Zealand agencies organised a New Zealand Seasonal Wildfire Assessment Workshop, held in Christchurch on Thursday 7 December...

Applying social psychology to community bushfire safety


Fire Note 71 - Research conducted after the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires identified several aspects of human behaviour and decision making which jeopardised community members' safety.

Tanks on trial: performance of rainwater tanks in bushfire conditions


Issue 68: Research into rainwater tanks tested at a bushfire simulator in 2004

Passenger vehicle burnover in bushfires


Issue 69: Research into the safety factors for passengers seeking refuge inside cars during bushfires. Tests were conducted in 2005.

Residential boundary fences in bushfires: how do they perform?


Issue 70: Research into the performance of a range of residential fences under simulated bushfire conditions. These tests were conducted in 2005 at the NSW Rural Fire Service Hot Fire Facility, at Mogo, on the south coast of New South Wales.

Simple indices for assessing fuel moisture content and fire danger rating


Issue 65 - A simplified fire danger index designed to be easily calculated in the field.

Australian Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2010-11


Issue 67 - the bushfire outlook for all regions of Australia in 2010-11

Fire Dynamics in Mallee Heath


Issue 66- Fuel dynamics and fire behaviour characteristics in semi arid mallee-heath fuels. Based on experimental burns at Ngarkat Conservation Park in South Australia.

Fire intervals and biodiversity responses in the south-west of WA


Issue 64 - this research looked at fire history to determined the impact of different fire interval sequences upon biodiversity in the forests and shrublands of south-west Western Australia.

Bushfire arson - what do we know now?


Issue 63 - An overview of the bushfire arson research project.

Foehn Winds and Fire Danger Anomalies over South East Australia


Issue 62: Research from the HighFire Risk Project.

Wind terrain interaction and bushfire propagation over rugged terrain


Issue 61: Research from the HighFire Risk Project.

Characteristics of wind over complex terrain


Issue 60 - This research looks at how surface winds over complex terrains pose considerable challenges for fire spread modelling.

Community bushfire preparedeness - What drives our decisions?


Issue 59 - This research looks at how community safety programs can be improved by understanding why people choose to either prepare or not prepare for bushfires.

A case for bushfire safety information targeting women


Issue 58 - This study looked at the importance of directing safety programs to women to improve both their technical skills and their confidence in facing a bushfire.

Spatial patterns of soil carbon and nitrogen after eucalypt forest fire


Issue 57 - The research is looking at the spatial patterns of soil carbon and nitrogen after fire in a eucalypt (jarrah) forest.

Mobile lab fills greenhouse-gas knowledge gap


Issue 56: This project led to the construction of a groundbreaking Rapid Deployment Greenhouse Gas Laboratory, which can work independently and continuously for several days in remote areas.

Protecting our water reservoirs with sediment traps


Issue 55: This research provides guidance on the types of sediment traps to use - hay bales, coir bales or silt fencing - to reduce the amount of mobilised sediment reaching water reservoirs after bushfire.

Cold-frontal bushfire winds and computer forecast models


Issue 54: This research focused on understanding the physical processes that cause cold-frontal wind changes, and how to verify forecasts from computer forecast models.

Determining grassland fire danger with plant models


Issue 53: This project addresses the rate of natural die-off in common grass species and provides a way to adapt agricultural modelling to predict curing rates across temperate grasslands.

Bushfire Safety for People with Special Needs


Issue 52 - This study looked at how households with special needs prepared for and met the challenge of a fire event, and how community education programs could improve their preparedness.

Assessing Grassland Curing by Satellite


Issue 51 - To improve the assessment of grassland curing in Australia and NZ, this research developed an improved algorithm using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer satellite data.

Effectiveness and efficiency of aerial fire fighting in Australia


Issue 50 - Bushfire CRC research examining the practical effectiveness and economic efficiency of aerial firefighting in Australia.

Forest Flammability: How fire works and what it means for fuel control


Issue 49 - Forest Flammability is a next-generation fire behaviour model that reveals the complex links between fire behaviour and forest ecology.

Historical patterns of bushfire in southern Western Australia


Issue 48: Understanding historical variation in bushfire patterns in southern Western Australia, to provide a baseline for future fire regime comparison.

Plants and fire: survival in the bush


Issue 47: This research investigates the composition of plants with different fire response traits across a mountainous region of south-eastern Australia, and the role fire plays in these patterns.

Fire and CO2 emissions in sub-alpine woodlands and grasslands


Issue 46 - This ground-breaking research examines the critically important role of soil carbon dynamics in Australian sub-alpine ecosystems.

Observing Teamwork in Emergency Management


Issue 42 - This research project focused on understanding information flows and incident management team effectiveness.

Investigating perceived teamwork effectiveness in Incident Management Teams


Issue 41 - Enhancing Emergency Incident Management Team Effectiveness and Organisational

Exploring the Bushfire Experience From a Domestic Perspective


Issue 40 - A case study of the fire in Wangary, South Australia, January 2005.

Fitness For Duty: Legislative and Scientific Considerations


Issue 43 - Research into firefighter health, safety and well-being on the fireground focussing on the deployment of people who are fit for duty.

How Human Factors Drive Decisions At Fire Ground Level


Issue 44 - The Safe Behaviour and Decision Making project aimed to identify the human factors that lead Australian bushfire fighters to make decisions that place themselves or others at risk.

Organising For High Reliability In Emergency Management: An Empirical Link


Issue 45 - This Fire Note reports on an investigation into the principles supporting high reliability organising (HRO) and adaptive teamwork practices in managing fire and emergencies.

Southern Seasonal Bushfire Assessment 2009-10


Issue 39 - Summary of fire potential outlook.

Assessing Aerial Suppression Drop Effectiveness


Issue 38 - Evaluation of Air Suppression Techniques and Guidelines

Eucalypt decline in the absence of fire


Issue 37 - A study on the premature decline of eucaplyt forests.

Aboriginal Wetland Burning in Kakadu


Issue 36 - Burning for biodiversity through traditional fire management.

Competing Demands for Volunteers


Issue 35 - Family versus volunteer emergency service work.

Seasonal Bushfire Outlook - northern Australia 2009-10


Issue 34 - northern Australia fire season outlook.

Planning and Evaluating Community Safety Programs


Issue 33 - The aim of this project was to identify the best ways of evaluating and improving community safety activities and programs for bushfires.

Fire Management of the High Country: A Critical Review of the Science


Issue 32 - This Fire Note is a summary of the review of the research relating to the effects of fire on vegetation in the Australian high country.

Remote sensing


Issue 31 - Remote sensing of forest canopies to quantify burn severity.

Bushfire smoke research - progress report


Issue 30 - Impacts on firefighters and ecological issues.

Driving the Prepardeness Message Home


Issue 29 - Tim Prior PhD research.

Fire and Cattle: Impacts on High Country


Issue 28 - This Fire Note looks at research from the HighFire project on the combined effects of fire and grazing on managing fuel loads in high country environments.

Community vulnerability tested in 2003 bushfires


Issue 27 - Josh Whittaker PhD research on communities and the 2003 alpine fires.

Burning Under Young Eucalypts


Issue 26 - Phil Lacy PhD research on fuel management in eucalyptus plantations.

Seasonal bushfire outlook - National 2008-9


Issue 24 - Australian fire season outlook 2008-9: summary.

Climate change and its impact on the management of bushfire (updated)


Issue 25 - an update of Fire Note 4 with an emphasis on research directions.

Recruiting and retaining women fire service volunteers


Issue 23 - a summary report of four studies on female participation as volunteers.

Keeping your recruits - boosting volunteer retention


Issue 22 - a summary report of two studies from the Volunteerism Project.

Bushfire Smoke and Public Health


Issue 21 - a collation of publicly available information on health issues related to bushfire smoke.

Awareness of bushfire risk


Issue 20 - Tamborine Mountain Case Study, Understanding Communities.

Measuring responses to fire regimes in northern Australia


Issue 19 - Ken Scott's PhD research project on the impact of fire on understorey plants at the Territory Wildlife Park, near Darwin.

Fuel Moisture and fuel dynamics in woodland and heathland vegetation


Issue 18 - Brendan Pippen PhD research in the Sydney Basin.

Trends in bushfire arson


Issue 17 - A report on national trends in deliberate vegetation fires.

Billo Road Plantation Fire


Issue 16 - Summary report on fire behaviour and suppression activities.

Bushfire community education programs


Issue 15 - How well do they work. How best to allocate resources?

Seasonal bushfire assessment 2007- 2008


Issue 14 - Australian fire season outlook for 2007-8: summary

Tree decline in the absence of fire


Issue 13 - Research into the link between dieback in eucalypt forests and fire regimes

Firefighter's exposure to air toxics during prescribed burns


Issue 12 - The Bushfire CRC Project D2.2 aims to develop a risk management strategy to mitigate the impact of smoke on firefighters

Recruiting young fire service volunteers


Issue 11 - An example of 'research adoption' of Bushfire CRC research outcomes by an end user agency

An integrated approach to bushfire management


Issue 10 - Bushfires, like droughts, have been part of the Australian environment for thousands of years

Guidance for people in vehicles during a bushfires


Issue 8 - AFAC best practice guidelines and Bushfire CRC research

The stay and defend your property or go early policy


Issue 7 - The AFAC position and the Bushfire CRC's research as at 2008. This advice has been superseded by the Prepare - Act - Survive position adopted by Australian fire services following the release of the report of the Royal Commission into the Victorian Bushfires of...

Shifting risk and responsibilities - The balancing exercise


Issue 6 - A legal view of the Stay and Defend or Leave Early policy

Seasonal bushfire assessment 2006 - 2007


Issue 5 - Australian fire season outlook for 2006-07: summary

Understanding communities - Living with Bushfire: The Thuringowa bushfire case study


Issue 9 - Living with bushfire: a community case study

Climate change and its impact on the management of bushfire


Issue 4 - How climate change will effect bushfire management

Smoke and the Control of Bushfires


Issue 3 - This Fire Note is a synthesis of research projects into smoke management and smoke composition.

The use of prescribed fire in bushfire control


Issue 2 - This Fire Note is a synthesis of the research and issues associated with prescribed burning.

Using chemicals in firefighting operations


Issue 1 - This Fire Note is a synthesis of the research and issues associated with chemicals in firefighting operations.