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Bushfire CRC Fire Update May

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update May newsletter is out now.

 5.17 PM 13 May, 2013

Predicting bushfire preparedness

Fire agencies are seeking to understand if and how individuals and households prepare for a bushfire.

 1.31 PM 8 May, 2013

Chief Q&A – later today

Responses to this month’s online Q&A session will be published later today, due to the Chief being required in the State Control Centre last Friday as a result of the spike in fire risk.

 1.52 PM 6 May, 2013

Promoting bushfire preparedness

Despite the significant resources devoted to bushfire public education, people living in communities at risk of bushfire continue to demonstrate reluctance to adopting bushfire preparedness measures when these measures are communicated through passive, information-based approaches.

 12.03 PM 6 May, 2013

Collaborative program launched

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update April newsletter is out now.

 12.02 PM 22 April, 2013

Chief Q&A – fire season debrief

Online Q&A sessions are returning after the busy fire season and Chief Officer Euan Ferguson will use the first one to seek views on what went well over the fire season, and what can be improved.

 12.06 PM 10 April, 2013

Familiarity & IMT performance

Does it matter whether incident management team members have previously worked together?

 11.36 AM 4 April, 2013

Jones implementation well underway

CFA has delivered its first quarterly report to outline progress with the Jones Inquiry Implementation Action Plan, which shows that 11 action items are complete and another 14 in progress as of January 31.

 1.16 PM 3 April, 2013

Lights, camera, fire! Dunkeld stars

Dunkeld was the star as it played host to the grassland curing team over the last week, when they filmed three short, field-based training videos.

 2.20 PM 27 March, 2013

PM boosts funding for fire research

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update March newsletter is out now.

 10.28 AM 14 March, 2013

Economics and bushfire

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Note issue 105, Economics contributions to bushfire management and policy highlights how economic principals can assist in informing resource allocation decisions during bushfires.

 4.24 PM 15 February, 2013

Bushfire CRC Fire Update February

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update February newsletter is out now.

 3.51 PM 12 February, 2013

Bushfire CRC Fire Note 104

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Note issue 104, Understanding social networks for bushfire preparation, presents examples of social networks, aiming to understand the quality and characteristics of a social network that can aid bushfire preparedness.

 1.07 PM 6 February, 2013

Building resilience brick by brick

Land use planning plays a central role in building community resilience and safety. That’s the central theme in CFA’s recently published Planning for Bushfire Victoria.

 11.29 AM 6 February, 2013

FSC Press conference audio

Today, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley, Premier Ted Baillieu and Chief Commissioner Ken Lay held a press conference ahead of severe fire conditions tomorrow.

 5.07 PM 23 January, 2013

Bushfire CRC Fire Note, Planning

Urban and regional planning has an increasingly significant contribution to make in managing bushfire risk.

 5.05 PM 17 January, 2013

Bushfire CRC Fire Note 102

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Note issue 102, Making knowledge visible, explains the importance of a knowledge management system for the development of bushfire communication products.

 2.57 PM 15 January, 2013

Update: volunteer support program

Operational Training & Volunteerism (OT&V) has been developing the framework for the volunteer support program as part of the government’s volunteer support package.

 7.39 AM 24 December, 2012

Bushfire CRC Fire Update Dec 2012

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update December/January newsletter is out now.

 2.29 PM 17 December, 2012

Gender and bushfire - Bushfire CRC

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Note issue 101, Gender and bushfire, highlights the importance of gender matters in the Australian bushfire context and considers how the international literature on gender and disaster relates in the areas of risk perception and exposure, preparedness behaviour and communication, and response and recovery.

 2.51 PM 5 December, 2012