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

April 23, 2013
Clear guidelines for planning in new housing areas is needed
Clear guidelines for planning in new housing areas are needed to respond to the issues facing emergency management now and in the future.
January 29, 2013
Firefighter research needs you
A Bushfire CRC collaborative project aims to provide fire agencies around Australia with critical intelligence about how fireground conditions affect firefighters’ ability to work safely and efficiently. The project needs volunteer firefighters to participate in scenario simulations to help with the study.
January 29, 2013
Fears and myths in fire law
Since the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, litigation due to damage caused by bushfires has come into the spotlight. But just how common is bushfire litigation? A Bushfire CRC researcher has delved into the legal archives and produced a valuable resource.
October 17, 2012
Bushfires are becoming more complex and expensive to manage.
Context is everything in today’s wildland fire debate. This paper focuses much attention on the dry forest types in the Western United States—which means Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and associated species. These forests are where many of our worst wildfires occur. I want to use these short-interval fire-adapted ecosystems to make some points about the relationship between their dynamics, our management of them, and the wildfire outcomes that we should expect.
October 17, 2012
The pyrotron allows fires to be studied safely.
Large bushfires can be destructive, but how do they progress to this state? A team of Bushfire CRC researchers is investigating how bushfires develop.
August 1, 2012
An iPhone app is being used to help people prepare for bushfire
A team of Bushfire CRC researchers is helping residents of bushfire-prone areas prepare for a bushfire by modifying their thoughts using an iPhone application.
August 1, 2012
Bushfire reaches tertiary level
A new tertiary course for bushfire consultants based on the latest research is being developed by a consortium of university and fire industry bodies.
August 1, 2012
Dr Andrew Edwards boards the helicopter holding a spectrometer.
A Bushfire CRC researcher is changing the way the effects of bushfires are mapped in northern Australia.