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Fighting fire without fire

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Note 111, Awake, smoky and hot - fighting fire without fire, outlines the research simulation developed to discover more about the combined effects of smoke exposure, high temperatures and sleep deprivation on firefighters.

 11.11 AM 27 June, 2013

The future of planned burning

CFA and VFBV are conducting a study into the barriers faced by brigades getting involved in planned burning, and the support they need to become more involved.

 11.44 AM 20 June, 2013

Bushfire CRC Fire Note 110

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Note 110, Smoke composition and the flammability of forests and grasslands focuses on the influence of the physical condition of different plant species from forests and grasslands in eastern and northern Australia.

 10.46 AM 20 June, 2013

Bushfire CRC Fire Update June

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

 2.37 PM 12 June, 2013

You can help with fire safety study

Volunteers are needed for a short bushfire preparedness survey for the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

 4.35 PM 7 June, 2013

Mitiamo brigade leads the way

Mitiamo brigade leads the way in autumn burning for the Loddon Mallee.

 5.53 PM 5 June, 2013

Fire impact and risk evaluation

An advanced software program has been developed that can be used to understand the potential impacts a bushfire may have on community assets, infrastructure and people.

 5.35 PM 20 May, 2013

Casterton Community Consultation

CFA and VICSES have been working with local residents and community stakeholders on a multi natural hazards, combined agency, Community Information Strategy. 

 1.36 PM 15 May, 2013

App helps reduce bushfire risk

Innovative technology to help people build safer and more fire-resilient homes was launched today by Planning Minister Matthew Guy. 

 1.04 PM 15 May, 2013

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