Current stories

Above normal bushfire potential is predicted for much of Australia over the coming months, according to the first national assessment from climatologists, meteorologists and fire agency staff.
Many wildland firefighter deaths and injuries in Australia and overseas have resulted from firefighters being surprised and overtaken by a fast-moving fire - both on foot and in vehicles, in both grass and forest environments.
The mysteries of climate change are being explored across the high plains and mountain forests of Australia through a study trying to unravel the complex interaction among water yield, fire, drought and long term changes in climate.
Investigations into accidents or near miss events on the fireground mostly focus on finding out the details of what happened, with relatively little consideration given to the thoughts and mental processes driving the firefighters’ decisions.


In the media...

Cynthia Karena
Tue, 24/02/2009
RMIT University
Mon, 23/02/2009
Bendigo Advertiser
Fri, 20/02/2009
Fran Molloy
Thu, 19/02/2009
Alexandra Cain
Sun, 15/02/2009
John Handmer and Rebecca Monson
Fri, 13/02/2009
Asa Wahlquist, Rural writer,The Australian
Fri, 13/02/2009
Charles Krauthammer, The Australian
Wed, 11/02/2009
Spokesperson Bob Brown
Wed, 11/02/2009
Anne Delaney
Wed, 11/02/2009
Gary Morgan, Discovery Channel
Tue, 10/02/2009
Gary Morgan, Herald Sun
Tue, 10/02/2009
Asa Wahlquist, The Australian
Tue, 10/02/2009
Lindsey Arkley, Contributor
Tue, 10/02/2009


Posted: 6 years 3 months 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: 6 years 3 months 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...

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