Fire Australia

Fire Australia magazine

Fire Australia is the joint publication of the Bushfire CRC, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC) and the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA).

The magazine brings the latest news, developments, research knowledge and technical information to the fire protection industry, emergency services and fire research organisations. Fire Australia is produced quarterly and distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Latest News

January 13, 2014
Research has helped measure erosion following bushfires
What has been learned about how fire affects water supply, carbon emissions and smoke?
October 1, 2013
Bushfire Preparedness Research
It is a critical choice that could have devastating repercussions for residents in bushfire-prone areas. Yet it’s a decision that many will delay until the day of a fire. Why do residents delay their decision to defend or evacuate, and what can be done to help them make more timely, appropriate choices?
October 1, 2013
Is there an optimum amount of money to spend on prescribed burning?
The ability to rationalise decisions economically, and to understand how future bushfires will affect communities, the environment and the economy are necessities in fire and land management.
July 1, 2013
Home is more than a house
Understanding how people view their surroundings— including nearby bushland—as part of ‘home’ helps researchers better address community risk and bushfire education.
July 1, 2013
Siding Spring Observatory in Coonabarabran
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre is helping Tasmania, New South Wales and the rest of the country learn valuable community safety lessons from a destructive bushfire season.
June 7, 2013
The proposed new FDR system will incorporate new elements
Three interim reports into a new science-based fire danger rating system are now available on the Bushfire CRC website.
April 23, 2013
Photo - Carrol Preston, Department of Sustainabilty and Environment
Hot temperatures, high winds and low humidity are important factors in bushfire behaviour. Predicting these complex weather interactions is the goal of a Bushfire CRC project being led by the Bureau of Meteorology.
April 23, 2013
PhD students from around the world are enhancing fire research in Australia
Postgraduate students from around the world are bringing a diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge to enhance fire research through the Bushfire CRC.