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Firefighters needed for sleep study

Bushfire CRC PhD student Grace Vincent from Deakin University is recruiting 50 firefighters from across Australia to help gather important data on firefighters and sleep during multi-day deployments.

 3.31 PM 8 October, 2013

Why do people wait & see?

Different psychological processes between individuals drives decision making. What does this mean for residents who are threatened by bushfire? Why do they decide to evacuate, stay and defend or wait and see?

 1.49 PM 4 October, 2013

Bushfire CRC Fire Update September

The Bushfire CRC's September Fire Update newsletter is now online, featuring a full wrap from the annual Bushfire CRC and AFAC conference. 

 5.05 PM 16 September, 2013

Early season outlook

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has called on the community to start preparing for the fire season now after early indications suggest an "above normal" fire weather risk.

 4.36 PM 2 September, 2013

AFAC & Bushfires CRC Live

CFA's Digital Media team are broadcasting live from the AFAC and Bushfires CRC conferences in Melbourne Convention Centre over the next few days.

 11.43 AM 2 September, 2013

Live audio from AFAC conference

CFA's Digital Media team will be streaming some live audio interviews from the AFAC (Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council) and Bushfire CRC conference in Melbourne from 10am on Monday (Sept 2).

 2.44 PM 28 August, 2013

Pager testing this weekend

Over 34,000 new pagers have now been delivered across the state and CFA members are invited to take part in the statewide testing exercise this weekend. 

 3.40 PM 27 August, 2013

Impact of fire on tree water use

Do mixed species eucalyptus forests, such as those found in north east Victoria, use more water as they recover from fire?

 1.04 PM 23 August, 2013

New CRC takes shape

The Bushfire CRC's August Fire Update newsletter is out now, featuring information about the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC taking shape.

 4.41 PM 13 August, 2013

Complete answers to ELT Q&A

Thank you to everyone who took part in the online Q&A sessions about the proposed changes to our service delivery and support model with the Executive Leadership Team on Monday 29 July and Monday 5 August.

 11.04 AM 13 August, 2013

Shoppers evacuated at Sunbury

Explosions Rock Sunbury! Shoppers Injured! Fire Engulfs Centre! These may have been the headlines in today’s paper if this wasn’t an exercise.

 8.59 PM 6 August, 2013

Assessing toxic emissions

What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface? Research by the Bushfire CRC is assisting fire agencies gain a better understanding of potentially toxic emissions and their exposure concentrations at these types of fires.

 11.26 AM 1 August, 2013

CEO: consultation period extended

The consultation period for the proposed changes to our service delivery and support model has been extended until 5pm Friday 30 August.  

 6.01 PM 31 July, 2013

CEO Blog: Fiskville Update #32

CEO Mick Bourke announces another important milestone in CFA’s work to implement the recommendations from the Professor Joy report, in his latest blog. 

 3.01 PM 31 July, 2013

Preparing Victoria conference

The theme for the 2013 Emergency Management Conference was ‘Preparing Victoria’ and it attracted a record attendance. 

 4.23 PM 25 July, 2013

CEO blog: enterprise bargaining

CEO Mick Bourke gives an update on a number of staff agreements that affect our people, both operational and non-operational.

 11.18 AM 24 July, 2013

Ultralight crew protect gel trial

Manager Research and Innovation David Nichols is heading a project team investigating the use of injection-sprayed polymer gel for crew protection on slip-on units and ultralight tankers.

 2.20 PM 22 July, 2013

CEO blog: Creating Our Future Q&A

CEO Mick Bourke has announced two online Q&A sessions about the next steps of the Creating Our Future Together program.

 4.21 PM 19 July, 2013

Ebook first for fire safety

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update July newsletter is out now, featuring the release of the Bushfire CRC's first ever ebook.

 2.30 PM 10 July, 2013

Decision delay - defend or evacuate

Why do many residents of bushfire prone areas delay their decision to defend or evacuate until the day of a bushfire?

 6.28 PM 4 July, 2013