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Ensuring volunteering is sustainable

Volunteering is changing, but how can we ensure such a vital cog of emergency management remains sustainable?

 11.03 AM 10 July, 2015

Early bird for #AFAC15 closes this Friday

Time is running out to get the early bird price for Australasia's largest all-hazards emergency management conference, with the discounted price for #AFAC15 ending this Friday 26 June.

 4.17 PM 24 June, 2015

One week to go for survey

There's one week until a survey on an Operational Training Incentive Scheme closes. 

 10.40 AM 22 June, 2015

High honours for researchers - CRC enews June 2015

The June 2015 edition of Hazard News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is now available.

 9.55 AM 16 June, 2015

Emergency services test crisis response

Firefighters from across the Geelong area were called to reports of a chemical smell on a V/Line train which started to affect passengers on board. This set the scene for a counter terrorism exercise which was undertaken at V/Line’s Depot at Geelong West this morning (Saturday 30 May).

 11.28 AM 30 May, 2015

Cool burning and rehab of Traditional Lands

CFA has been learning more about traditional burning practices and techniques used in traditional Aboriginal culture.

 10.52 AM 27 May, 2015

Castlemaine community surveyed

This April and May, CFA will be out in the community surveying local community members on behalf of the Castlemaine Fire Brigade to help improve service delivery and community engagement.

 11.31 AM 5 May, 2015

Forum showcases hazard science

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC projects based on community resilience, emergency management capability and policy were the focus of a Research Advisory Forum on 8-9 April.

 1.35 PM 30 April, 2015

Researching Koori engagement in emergency services

As part of CFA’s Koori Inclusion Action Plan a team of three American students have been in Melbourne to research ‘Koori Engagement in the Emergency Services’.

 10.14 AM 28 April, 2015

On-line Summer Debrief

You are invited to contribute to the 2014/2015 summer debrief process via an on-line link.

 12.08 PM 27 April, 2015

Forum showcases hazard science

Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) projects based on community resilience, emergency management capability and policy were the focus of a Research Advisory Forum on 8-9 April.

 1.29 PM 24 April, 2015

Supporting local people to solve local problems

If one line could sum up CFA's draft Service Delivery Strategy for 2015-2020 it's "Supporting local people to solve local problems" according to CFA Deputy Chief Officer John Haynes.

 3.22 PM 17 April, 2015

Science on show from Sendai to Sydney

The April 2015 edition of Hazard News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is now available.

 4.49 PM 16 April, 2015

How three communities responded to bushfire

Hazard Note 005 summarises results from research commissioned by the South Australia Country Fire Service (CFS) following three very different bushfires in early 2014: a rapid onset fire, a long-campaign fire, and repeat fire incidents. 

 11.25 AM 30 March, 2015

Proceedings detail research

The March 2015 edition of Hazard News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is out now.

 4.42 PM 12 March, 2015

Commitment to build new station at Edithvale

The Minister for Emergency Services, Hon. Jane Garrett MP, visited Edithvale Fire Brigade on Tuesday 10 March to receive a personal briefing on the progress towards realising the government's commitment of $2.5 million for a new fire station for the brigade

 9.45 PM 11 March, 2015

State Forum returns - Joins with SES

The Community Engagement State Forum is back in 2015 and for the first time, this year’s event to be held in Creswick will see CFA members team up with VICSES and their community engagement volunteers. Save the date 1 – 2 August, 2015.

 1.51 PM 2 March, 2015

Research findings: community interviews after fire

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Hazard Note 004 provides a summary of seven post-bushfire interview studies conducted in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales from 2009-2014.

 4.00 PM 24 February, 2015

Private bushfire bunkers

A private bushfire bunker that meets rigorous safety standards can provide shelter for people from the immediate life-threatening effects of bushfire.

 8.23 AM 16 February, 2015

Hazard News from the CRC

In the first edition of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Hazard News for 2015, we bring you news about research following recent bushfires in South Australia, conference abstracts closing soon, detals on the next Research Advisory Forum, new research on our website, a selection of blogs from CRC people and much more.

 1.12 PM 13 February, 2015