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Fri, 01/07/2011
Fire danger rating in Canada: a new generation of the Canadian Fire Danger Rating System - a seminar with Dr Mike Wotton, Canadian Forest Service.
Northern Fire Managers June 2011(2)
Fri, 01/07/2011
The North Australian Fire Management Group met in Kununurra in June 2009.
Fri, 01/07/2011
Bushfire CRC research at the University of Western Australia have announced a Disaster Research Seminar series.
Prescribed Burn in Shelford, Victoria
Fri, 01/07/2011
Planned fuel-reduction burning remains one of the most controversial issues in managing forests and lowering the risk of bushfires to people and property. A new book takes a comprehensive look at the subject.
Brigade shed at Anakie
Fri, 01/07/2011
Two final reports from the Bushfire CRC’s seven-year Enhancing Volunteerism project are now online.
Fri, 01/07/2011
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 taking part in rake hoe test
Fri, 01/07/2011
Each year, thousands of Australasian career and volunteer firefighters battle bushfires in both rural and rural-urban interface areas. In doing so, they face numerous hazards, including heat, smoke, dust, noise and chemical agents.
Wildfire Conference South Africa, May 2011
Thu, 02/06/2011
The Bushfire CRC was prominent at the Fifth International Wildfire Conference in South Africa in May.


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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