Current stories

Thinking Under Fire
Tue, 14/10/2014
If you missed the recent Thinking Under Fire forum, you can now replay the complete forum video and access the research resources related to this event on the forum page.
Research has been released following the Oct 2013 NSW bushfires
Tue, 30/09/2014
Resident experiences of the October 2013 bushfires in New South Wales' Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Port Stephens areas have been analysed in a report by the Bushfire CRC.
Thu, 25/09/2014
Missed the recent Beyond The Incident research forum? You can now replay the forum video and gain access to a range of resources including Fire Notes and research reports.
Awake, smoky and hot!
Wed, 17/09/2014
Research on the potential impact of fatigue, smoke emissions and heat on firefighters working at bushfires will be discussed at the next Bushfire CRC Research To Drive Change online forum.
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Mon, 25/08/2014
Fire and its impact on water and the atmosphere will be the focus of the next Bushfire CRC Research To Drive Change online forum later this week (12.30 pm Friday 29 August).
Thu, 21/08/2014
Missed the last Research To Drive Change forum? Living on the Edge is available for viewing.
Power To The People
Fri, 11/07/2014
Replay the video from our latest research forum, Power To The People, available now.
Mon, 30/06/2014
The change in the way that bushfires are managed has been strengthened by the extensive and concerted efforts of the Bushfire CRC.


In the media...

The West Australian
Mon, 03/09/2012
ABC Rural
Fri, 31/08/2012
ABC Rural
Thu, 30/08/2012
ABC Bush Telegraph
Thu, 30/08/2012
Adelaide Advertiser
Thu, 30/08/2012
Adelaide Advertiser
Thu, 30/08/2012
The Land
Thu, 30/08/2012
ABC WA Country Hour
Wed, 29/08/2012
Prime 7 Albury
Wed, 29/08/2012
ABC Radio National Drive
Wed, 29/08/2012
ABC Local Radio Victoria
Wed, 29/08/2012


Posted: 10 years 1 month 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: 10 years 1 month 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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Media Releases

Wed, 11/12/2013
Community research is underway in NSW following the October 2013 bushfires
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre have been engaged by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service to conduct independent community research into the October 2013 bushfires.
Wed, 04/12/2013
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Residents in several NSW regions are encouraged to contribute to a major research program which commences this week, looking into recent fire activity in the area.
Wed, 27/11/2013
Coonabarabran 2013 fire aftermath 2
Resident experiences of the three most challenging bushfires from January 2013 in NSW have been analysed by the Bushfire CRC.
Wed, 23/10/2013
Highlighting the breadth and depth of Australia’s national bushfire research program, two books have today been launched by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
Mon, 02/09/2013
Decade of fire science on show at Research Forum
The latest in fire science from around Australia and the world will be showcased at the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre’s Research Forum in Melbourne today, Monday 2 September.
Fri, 30/08/2013
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More than 1700 fire, emergency service, and land management staff will meet with fire researchers at the milestone 20th annual Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) and 10th annual Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre next week (2-5 September).

Recent FireNotes

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...

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...

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

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...

Fire Note 133: The national research featured in this Fire Note investigated the community and householder characteristics that contribute to bushfire preparedness in...

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...

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...

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...