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Bushfire fatalities have long been a major concern for fire agencies and it has been the death of people in vehicles that has come under particular attention in recent years.
Fuel assessment and fire behaviour prediction training has been carried out with fire and land management agencies across Australia in recent months under the roll out of Project Vesta.
Wind change matters to fire managers. It can change bushfire activity in a moment, shifting the flank of the fire to the fire front, suddenly putting fire fighters and communities at risk. A change in wind can also change the rate of fire spread, increase the quantity, distance and direction of downstream spotting, and change the safety status of residents and townships in a flash.
For Justin Leonard, studying water tanks, fences, windows and timber decks is not an indiscriminate or arbitrary choice. It is all part of one methodical scientific investigation – one compelling narrative.

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Cynthia Karena
Tue, 24/02/2009
RMIT University
Mon, 23/02/2009
Bendigo Advertiser
Fri, 20/02/2009
Fran Molloy
Thu, 19/02/2009
Alexandra Cain
Sun, 15/02/2009
Asa Wahlquist, Rural writer,The Australian
Fri, 13/02/2009
John Handmer and Rebecca Monson
Fri, 13/02/2009
Charles Krauthammer, The Australian
Wed, 11/02/2009
Spokesperson Bob Brown
Wed, 11/02/2009
Anne Delaney
Wed, 11/02/2009
Ian Harper, The Australian
Tue, 10/02/2009
Gary Morgan, Discovery Channel
Tue, 10/02/2009
Gary Morgan, Herald Sun
Tue, 10/02/2009

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Posted: 6 years 1 week 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: 6 years 1 week 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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