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November update: bushfire outlook

Across southern Australia, spring has so far been exceptionally dry.

 11.05 AM 10 November, 2015

The Art of Roadside Burning

Hot off the press is a book on controlled roadside burning by Michael Rowe. Michael is the Captain of the Cape Clear Fire Brigade.  

 10.41 AM 22 October, 2015

Turning warnings into action

Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is helping CFA and other emergency services identify barriers to resilience and improve communications and warnings.

 12.53 PM 21 October, 2015

Local knowledge to face disasters

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC's October 2015 Hazard News is out now.

 3.36 PM 16 October, 2015

D17 presentation to the Chief

Last night (23 September) District 17 made a presentation to Chief Officer Euan Ferguson to thank him for his friendship with the district and wish him farewell. The attached photo shows Operations Manager Dale Russell presenting Euan Ferguson with a framed image of Mt Arapiles, a striking feature of the Wimmera, taken by CFA volunteer and Horsham RCC Mayor Mark Radford.  

 1.11 PM 24 September, 2015

Full research papers available

With a focus on the science of natural hazards the popular Research Forum is an annual lead-in to the joint Bushfire and Natural Hazards & AFAC conference.

 1.58 PM 18 September, 2015

Science draws a crowd

It was a big week in Adelaide in the first week of September for the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference. 

 3.24 PM 15 September, 2015

Glenelg's fire & emergency conference

The inaugural Glenelg Fire & Emergency Management Conference was held on Wednesday 9 September at Dartmoor with the theme of 'shared responsibility' and was hailed a huge success. 

 3.13 PM 14 September, 2015

Warm weekend sees spike in grassfires

CFA responded to more than 40 grass and scrub fires over the weekend as warm weather swept across the state. 

 1.42 PM 14 September, 2015

Community leaders talk about emergency readiness

CFA members joined other community leaders from the cities of Wyndham and Melton for the first Emergency Ready Communities Forum on Saturday 5 September in Caroline Springs.

 2.53 PM 7 September, 2015

Emergency Management Commissioner joins CFA Q&A

Members will have their chance to quiz Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley, when he takes part in a Q&A session at CFA Headquarters.

 10.14 AM 7 September, 2015

Victoria prepares for hot dry summer fire season

The Andrews Labor Government and the State’s fire agencies are providing more than $20 million to fund a fleet of specialist firefighting aircraft to help keep communities safe this summer.

 3.10 PM 2 September, 2015

Early start predicted for 2015-2016 fire season

Victoria is heading towards an early start to the fire season with an above normal fire risk predicted, according to the Southern Australia Seasonal Outlook.

 9.42 AM 2 September, 2015

Learning from the past, planning for the future

How can emergency service agencies measure the effect of policies and prepare for natural disasters beyond our current experience?

 1.44 PM 27 August, 2015

Have your say on a new Firefighters' Memorial

CFA members can have their say on a new Firefighters' Memorial, with an online survey now open.

 11.05 AM 18 August, 2015

Showcasing bushfire and natural hazard science

It is National Science Week, and the August 2015 edition of Hazard News showcases the science underway at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

 10.09 AM 18 August, 2015

Estimating fuel levels post cyclone Marcia

The latest Hazard Note from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC looks at the dynamics of fuel quantity and hazard post-cyclone.

 5.01 PM 29 July, 2015

Mock exercise tests real skills

Imagine the situation: the Port of Portland has alerted emergency services to a structural ship fire within the port. Questions are being asked about a possible terrorist act as smoke begins to fill the air and blanket the CBD. 

 8.04 PM 28 July, 2015

Sign up for science - CRC enews July

Science on show in Adelaide heads the July 2015 edition of Hazard News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, available at www.bnhcrc.com.au.

 11.53 AM 27 July, 2015