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Mon, 13/05/2013
Fire Note 109 reports on the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation Decision Support Tool (FireDST), a proof of concept simulation system that aims to provide critical fire planning information to emergency services, government and the public.
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Thu, 09/05/2013
The Governing Board of your Bushfire CRC had one if its regular meetings on 17 April 2013. At that meeting the Board was advised that there was some confusion surrounding the Bushfire CRC. The following should provide some clarity.
Research Forum - Perth
Thu, 09/05/2013
The latest in fire science from around Australia and internationally will be showcased at this year’s Research Forum, which kicks off the AFAC and Bushfire CRC annual conference in Melbourne on 2 September.
The Bushfire CRC is a finalist in a number of awards at the CRCA conference
Thu, 09/05/2013
The Bushfire CRC is a finalist in a number of awards at the national Cooperative Research Centre Association annual conference in Melbourne next week.
Robert De Ligt presents at the forum
Thu, 09/05/2013
Researchers and end users met in Melbourne this week to discuss “Contemporary Challenges in Managing Bushfires”. The forum was organised under the joint Bushfire CRC and AFAC professional development series.
End users can travel to conferences to promote their utilisation research
Mon, 06/05/2013
Travel grants of up to $3000 are available for end users to discuss and promote their organisations use of Bushfire CRC research at major international conferences.
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Mon, 06/05/2013
Fire Note 108 outlines community preparedness research conducted into the bushfires that occurred in the Perth Hills in February 2011. It examines the link between several potential predictors of why residents prepare for a bushfire and different types of bushfire preparedness activities.
PhD students from around the world are enhancing fire research in Australia
Tue, 23/04/2013
Postgraduate students from around the world are bringing a diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge to enhance fire research through the Bushfire CRC.


In the media...

The Standard
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Green Left Weekly
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The Age
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South Coast Register
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ABC The World Today
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Bombala Times
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Hawksbury Gazette
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Sydney Morning Herald
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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

Tue, 26/05/2009
As Australian recovers from its worst ever fire season, a new study establishes for the first time the safe physical work standards that should be applied for the nation’s 220,000 volunteer firefighters.
Wed, 06/05/2009
The manager of Great Southern Limited’s Gippsland plantation estate, Brendan Pippen, has been seconded to a specialist body which is investigating the devastating recent Victorian bushfires.
Mon, 02/02/2009
The Bushfire CRC is accepting donations to further its research program – the centre is on the Register of Environmental Organisations with the Australian Government’s Department of Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts. Donations to the Bushfire Research Fund are tax deductible.
Mon, 12/01/2009
Australia’s peak fire management and research organizations are calling for ongoing support for scientific research to deal with the bushfire threat to our communities. Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of Black Friday, Victoria’s highest fatality bushfire events. From December 1938 to January 1939, fires burnt around two million hectares, causing 71 fatalities and destroying more than 650 buildings. The fire severity peaked on Friday January 13 - Black Friday.
Wed, 10/12/2008
Key research findings into understanding the health and wellbeing of firefighters will be presented to the Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH) on Thursday 11 December. According to Deakin University PhD candidate Jenni Raines, who is conducting her research in conjunction with the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, bushfire fighting is unmistakably a hazardous occupation.
Mon, 27/10/2008
The events of the 2006/07 Great Divide Fires will be remembered on Tuesday 28 October when "Wildfire in the High Country" is launched. "Wildfire in the High Country" is a collection of reports, stories, letters, poems, art works and photographs from the fires compiled by the Mansfield Writers’ Group.

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...