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Pre-summer preparedness

Ballarat City Fire Station was the venue for this years pre-summer briefing to CFA District 15's 62 Brigades.

 3.06 PM 30 November, 2012

Future Training Strategy outlined

The introduction of a new state-wide ‘CFA Operational Training Strategy’ has moved a step closer with the release of CFA’s ‘Consultation Themes and Outcomes Report’.

 11.29 AM 30 November, 2012

Fire Note - a shared resource

Today the Bushfire CRC publishes Fire Note Issue 100.

 4.11 PM 26 November, 2012

Mentoring and coaching in IMTTP

The Incident Management Team Training Project (IMTTP) has been established in response to the findings of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

 12.10 PM 26 November, 2012

Research findings-hot off the press

CFA members are highly committed to the wellbeing of their fellow members.

 12.31 PM 21 November, 2012

Positive meanings

Positive meaning from difficult situationsResearch is being conducted by La Trobe University student Lisa Ritchie about the creation of meaning amid challenging circumstances and CFA members are invited to participate in the research and share their experiences. The research closes on Friday 21st December 2012.

 11.56 AM 21 November, 2012

Jones Inquiry implementation plan

The Jones Inquiry Joint Implementation Action Plan has been released today and is available on CEO Mick Bourke’s blog.

 1.30 PM 19 November, 2012

Victoria Police gets bushfire ready

Media release issued by Victoria Police.  Victoria Police and CFA have led a multi-agency exercise this morning designed to test and review crucial decision-making and evacuation procedures in the event of a bushfire.

 4.30 PM 18 November, 2012

Grassland curing update - 2012/13

It is that time of year again where grassland curing observers are stepping out into their paddocks to commence their weekly grassland curing observations.

 2.33 PM 9 November, 2012

Bushfire CRC Fire Update Nov 2012

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update November newsletter is out now. November's Fire Update includes:

 2.02 PM 8 November, 2012

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Tackling some of the most challenging natural hazards‪‎ policy, governance and communication issues confronting emergency management, Hazard Note 13 by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC gives an update on research that will raise the bar on risk reduction policy and planning.

 10.31 AM 12 January, 2016

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There is plenty happening at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC to kick off 2016 - it's all in Hazard News.

 3.23 PM 20 January, 2016

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A better understanding of the trade-offs involved in the management of landscape fire and prescribed burning is required as public and professional expectations of fire agencies and land managers continues to rise. 

 1.30 PM 2 February, 2016

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The year is only six weeks old, but it's been a busy one at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. What has been happening?  

 6.04 PM 16 February, 2016

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CFA volunteers and staff who work on-call can assist with valuable research to ensure the health and safety of emergency personnel.

 11.28 AM 25 February, 2016

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What effect would a major emergency have on your child? What is the best way to support them? How can you minimise long term psychological effects?

 12.05 PM 26 February, 2016

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CFA is calling on members to provide comments and thoughts on the next phase of CFA’s Red Paper – a document that will outline our organisation’s direction over the next 10 years.

 5.05 PM 16 March, 2016

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Out and about with CRC researchers is the focus of the March 2016 edition of Hazard News by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. 

 9.21 AM 18 March, 2016

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An experimental planned burn at the Brucknell Park Scout Camp, east of Warrnambool, has successfully tested crew protection systems on a range of CFA tankers.

 4.05 PM 31 March, 2016

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Hazard Note 15 by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC summaries results from research commissioned by the South Australian Country Fire Service after the January 2015 Sampson Flat bushfire. 

 11.32 AM 6 April, 2016