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Cool burning and rehab of Traditional Lands

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

 11.52 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.

 12.31 PM 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.

 2.35 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’.

 11.14 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.

 1.08 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.

 2.29 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.

 4.22 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.

 5.49 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. 

 12.25 PM 30 March, 2015

Proceedings detail research

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

 5.42 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

 10.45 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.

 2.51 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.

 5.00 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.

 9.23 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.

 2.12 PM 13 February, 2015

Help needed for research into hoarding

CFA and MFB have joined forces to carry out the first statewide study into hoarding and squalor.

 9.46 AM 11 February, 2015

Diversity research - A call for participants

An opportunity continues to exist for members to take part in an important study being conducted on the way which CFA currently engages with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) as a means to build better community relationships and sustain volunteerism in to the future.

 10.21 AM 8 February, 2015

CFA change video feedback

We're conducting a snap poll to get CFA members feedback on our recent video on the change journey so far.

 1.39 PM 2 December, 2014

Have your say on CFA's Volunteerism Strategy

All members and staff have the opportunity to shape CFA's strategy in regards to volunteerism. 

 2.50 PM 26 November, 2014

Pole top fire research

CFA has hosted a research team from RMIT University to test a new system designed to detect fires that start in power pole tops and notify emergency services before they spread.

 9.46 AM 25 November, 2014